Small molecule thin film solar cells with active layers composed of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and fullerene (C70)

Dhananjaya Kekuda, K. Mohan Rao, Amita Tolpadi, B. V. Rajendra, C. W. Chu

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Abstract

We have grown organic solar cells through bilayer structure using copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) as the donor material and fullerene (C70) as the acceptor. In this article, we demonstrate power conversion efficiency of 1.47% for the bilayered solar cells composed of CuPc and C70. Successful tuning of the thickness of the individual layers was carried out to obtain the optimum solar cell parameters. It has been found that efficiency of the bilayer devices depends primarily on the individual layer thickness and thermal annealing of the devices. Overall, bilayer structure is suitable when the active layers are insoluble in most of the commonly available solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Physics - Proceedings of the 55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010
Pages619-620
Number of pages2
Volume1349
EditionPART A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12-09-2011
Event55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010 - Manipal, India
Duration: 26-12-201030-12-2010

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Conference55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010
CountryIndia
CityManipal
Period26-12-1030-12-10

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Kekuda, D., Rao, K. M., Tolpadi, A., Rajendra, B. V., & Chu, C. W. (2011). Small molecule thin film solar cells with active layers composed of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and fullerene (C70). In Solid State Physics - Proceedings of the 55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010 (PART A ed., Vol. 1349, pp. 619-620) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3606010
Kekuda, Dhananjaya ; Rao, K. Mohan ; Tolpadi, Amita ; Rajendra, B. V. ; Chu, C. W. / Small molecule thin film solar cells with active layers composed of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and fullerene (C70). Solid State Physics - Proceedings of the 55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010. Vol. 1349 PART A. ed. 2011. pp. 619-620
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