Energy-Level Alignment at Metal-Organic and Organic-Organic Interfaces in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells
2010 (English)In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, ISSN 1077-260X, E-ISSN 1558-4542, Vol. 16, no 6, 1718-1724 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy measurements in combination with the integer charge transfer (ICT) model is used to obtain the energy-level alignment diagrams for two common types of bulk-heterojunction solar cell devices based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) or poly(2-methoxy-5-(3,7 -dimethyloctyloxy)- 1,4-phenylene vinylene) as the donor polymer and (6,6)phenyl- C61-butric-acid as the acceptor molecule. A ground-state interface dipole at the donor/acceptor heterojunction is present for both systems, but the origin of the interface dipole differs, quadrupole-induced in the case of poly(2-methoxy-5-(3,7-dimethyl-octyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene), and ICT state based for poly(3-hexylthiophene). The presence of bound electron-hole charge carriers (CT states) and/or interface dipoles are expected to enhance exciton dissociation into free charge carriers, thus reducing the probability that charges become trapped by Coulomb forces at the interface followed by recombination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , 2010. Vol. 16, no 6, 1718-1724 p.
Interfaces, organic electronics, photoelectron, spectroscopy, solar cells
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67163DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2010.2042684ISI: 000288488400027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67163DiVA: diva2:407791
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