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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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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