Self-propagating molecular assemblies as interlayers for efficient inverted bulk-heterojunction solar cells

Leila Motiei, Yan Yao, Joyanta Choudhury, He Yan, Tobin J. Marks, Milko E.Van Der Boom, Antonio Facchetti

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Here we report the first use of self-propagating molecule-based assemblies (SPMAs) as efficient electron-transporting layers for inverted organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. P3HT-PCBM cells functionalized with optimized SPMAs exhibit power conversion efficiencies approaching 3.6% (open circuit voltage = 0.6 V) vs 1.5% and 2.4% for the bare ITO and Cs2CO3-coated devices, respectively. The dependence of cell response parameters on interlayer thickness is investigated, providing insight into how to further optimize device performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12528-12530
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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