Hybrid solar cells from regioregular polythiophene and ZnO nanoparticles

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Blends of nanocryst. zinc oxide nanoparticles (nc-ZnO) and regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) processed from soln. have been used to construct hybrid polymer-metal oxide bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Thermal annealing of the spin-cast films significantly improves the solar-energy conversion efficiency of these hybrid solar cells to .apprx.0.9%. Photoluminescence and photoinduced absorption spectroscopy demonstrate that charge-carrier generation is not quant., because a fraction of P3HT appears not to be in contact with or in close proximity to ZnO. The coarse morphol. of the films, also identified by tapping-mode at. force microscopy, likely limits the device performance. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1116
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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