Characterization of photovoltaic cells using poly(phenylenevinylene) doped with perylenediimide electron acceptors

Maki A. Angadi, David Gosztola, Michael R. Wasielewski

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The performance of a sandwich junction device based on doped 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)phenylenevinylene (BEH-PPV) is reported. The power conversion efficiency is dependent on the doping level, external load, and work function of the cathode. The increase in power conversion efficiency (ηe = 0.8%) is due to efficient charge separation resulting from photoinduced electron transfer from the BEH-PPV donor to the perylene dicarboximide acceptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6187-6189
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1998


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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