Nanomorphology of Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells in 2D and 3D Correlated to Photovoltaic Performance
2009 (English)In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 42, no 13, 4646-4650 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Control of the nanoscale morphology of the donor-acceptor material blends inorganic solar Cells is critical for optimizing the photovoltaic performances. The influence of intrinsic (acceptor materials) and extrinsic (donor:acceptor weight ratio, substrate, solvent) parameters was investigated, by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and electron tomography (ET), on the nanoscale phase separation of blends of a low-band-gap alternating polyfluorene copolymers (APFO-Green9) with [6,6]-phenyl-C-71-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM). The photovoltaic performances display an optimal efficiency for the device elaborated with a 1:3 APFO-Green polymer:[PCBM weight ratio and spin-coated from chloroform solution. The associated active layer morphology presents small phase-separated domains which is a good balance between as a large interfacial donor-acceptor area and Continuous paths of the donor and acceptor phases to the electrodes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 42, no 13, 4646-4650 p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20133DOI: 10.1021/ma802457vOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20133DiVA: diva2:233386