Journal article

Performance Enhancement in Polymer-Based Organic Optoelectronic Devices Enabled By Discontinuous Metal Interlayer

Peng-Qing Bi, Fei Zheng, Han-Dong Jin, Wei-Long Xu, Lin Feng, Xiao-Tao Hao

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

To realize substantial performance enhancement in the poly (3-hexylthiophene)/[6, 6]-pheny-C71-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT/PC71BM)-based organic optoelectronic devices, a discontinuous layer consisting of nickel nanoparticles (Ni NPs) was introduced to embellish the indium tin oxide electrode. When the Ni layer with a thickness of 3 nm was introduced, photocurrent gain was enhanced nearly 300% at low bias without sacrificing any response speed in the obtained organic photodetectors, and power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells increased nearly by 30%. The improved performance of the polymer photodetectors was mainly attributed to the injection of secondary electrons due to hole..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 11574181, in part by the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education under Grant 20130131110004, and in part by the "National Young 1000 Talents" Program of China.