Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 90, Number 3, June 2020
Advanced Materials for Energy Harvesting, Storage, Sensing and Environmental Engineering (ICOME 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Physics of Organic Materials and Devices|
|Published online||07 July 2020|
Ag nanoparticle-based efficiency enhancement in an inverted organic solar cell★
Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Genie Electrics (LATAGE), Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mouloud Mammeri University (UMMTO), BP 17 RP 15000, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
2 Department of Chemistry, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
3 Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
4 Materials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur 10250 (AJK), Pakistan
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Received in final form: 22 April 2020
Accepted: 3 June 2020
Published online: 7 July 2020
Herein, we demonstrate the improvement in performance of inverted organic solar cells fabricated with an Ag-nanoparticle (Np) modified ZnO-electron transport layer. Ag NP incorporation into the ZnO layer increases light harvesting efficiency of the solar device which untimely improves Jsc of the device. As a result, power conversion efficiency (PCE) of ZnO + Ag Np buffer layer based (ITO/ZnO:Ag NP/P3HT: PCBM/MoO3/Ag) device reaches 3.02% which is 27% higher than ITO/ZnO/P3HT: PCBM/MoO3/Ag device and 55.6% higher than the electron transfer layer(ETL) free (ITO/P3HT: PCBM/MoO3/Ag) control device.
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