Electronically monodisperse single-walled carbon nanotube thin films as transparent conducting anodes in organic photovoltaic devices

Timothy P. Tyler, Ryan E. Brock, Hunter J. Karmel, Tobin J Marks, Mark C Hersam

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) sorted by electronic type are employed as organic photovoltaic device anodes. Metal-enriched SWNT films yield device efficiencies that are fifty times greater than their semiconducting counterparts. Through sheet resistance, UV-vis-NIR optical absorbance, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements, the OPV charge blocking layer PEDOT:PSS is found to reverse the original chemical doping of the SWNT films. The relative insensitivity of metallic SWNTs to chemical doping thus explains the improved performance of metal-enriched SWNT films as OPV anodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-791
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Anodes
Thin films
Metals
Doping (additives)
Sheet resistance
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Electronically monodisperse single-walled carbon nanotube thin films as transparent conducting anodes in organic photovoltaic devices. / Tyler, Timothy P.; Brock, Ryan E.; Karmel, Hunter J.; Marks, Tobin J; Hersam, Mark C.

In: Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 1, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 785-791.

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