Imaging of the 3D Nanostructure of a Polymer Solar Cell by Electron Tomography
2009 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 9, no 2, 853-855 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electron tomography has been used for analyzing the active layer in a polymer solar cell, a bulk heterojunction of an alternating copolymer of fluorene and a derivative of fullerene. The method supplies a three-dimensional representation of the morphology of the film, where domains with different scattering properties may be distinguished. The reconstruction shows good contrast between the two phases included in the film and demonstrates that electron tomography is an adequate tool for investigations of the three-dimensional nanostructure of the amorphous materials used in polymer solar cells.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 9, no 2, 853-855 p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16961DOI: 10.1021/nl803676eOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16961DiVA: diva2:200848