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Article: Improving the efficiency of polymer solar cells by incorporating gold nanoparticles into all polymer layers

TitleImproving the efficiency of polymer solar cells by incorporating gold nanoparticles into all polymer layers
Authors
KeywordsAbsorption enhancement
Active layer
Au nanoparticle
Device performance
Efficiency improvement
Issue Date2011
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics. The Journal's web site is located at http://apl.aip.org/
Citation
Applied Physics Letters, 2011, v. 99 n. 15 How to Cite?
AbstractWe demonstrate efficiency improvement in polymer solar cells (PSCs) by ∼22 through incorporating Au nanoparticles (NPs) into all polymer layers. Au NPs are found to have distinct mechanisms in improving device performance when incorporated in different polymer layers. Au NPs in poly-(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) mainly contribute to better hole collection while Au NPs in active layer contributes to the enhanced optical absorption and more balanced charge-transport. Our theoretical result shows that the absorption enhancement at the active layer is attributed to plasmon resonances with strong near-field distributions penetrated into absorption polymers. These findings can be applied to design high-efficiency metallic NPs-incorporated PSCs. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146866
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.142
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.105
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
UGC of the University of Hong Kong10400897
10401466
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China712010
Jiawei SolarChina. Co. Ltd
Funding Information:

This work is financially supported by UGC grants (#10400897 and #10401466) of the University of Hong Kong, the General Research Fund (HKU#712010) from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, and Jiawei SolarChina. Co. Ltd.

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dc.contributor.authorChoy, WCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, CCDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSha, WEIen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, DDSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:43:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:43:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationApplied Physics Letters, 2011, v. 99 n. 15en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146866-
dc.description.abstractWe demonstrate efficiency improvement in polymer solar cells (PSCs) by ∼22 through incorporating Au nanoparticles (NPs) into all polymer layers. Au NPs are found to have distinct mechanisms in improving device performance when incorporated in different polymer layers. Au NPs in poly-(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) mainly contribute to better hole collection while Au NPs in active layer contributes to the enhanced optical absorption and more balanced charge-transport. Our theoretical result shows that the absorption enhancement at the active layer is attributed to plasmon resonances with strong near-field distributions penetrated into absorption polymers. These findings can be applied to design high-efficiency metallic NPs-incorporated PSCs. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physics. The Journal's web site is located at http://apl.aip.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Physics Lettersen_HK
dc.rightsApplied Physics Letters. Copyright © American Institute of Physics.-
dc.rightsCopyright (2011) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in (Applied Physics Letters, 2011, v. 99 n. 15, article no. 153304) and may be found at (http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v99/i15/p153304_s1).-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAbsorption enhancement-
dc.subjectActive layer-
dc.subjectAu nanoparticle-
dc.subjectDevice performance-
dc.subjectEfficiency improvement-
dc.titleImproving the efficiency of polymer solar cells by incorporating gold nanoparticles into all polymer layersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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