Solar / Photovoltaic Cells

Solar or photovoltaic cells are typically fabricated from multiple layers of inorganic or organic semiconductor film. Plasma treatment enables nanoscale cleanliness and precise surface chemistry, which is critical for optimal device performance.


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Jin X, Yuan Y, Jiang C, Ju H, Jiang G, Liu W, Zhu C, and Chen T. "Solution processed NiOx hole-transporting material for all-inorganic planar heterojunction Sb2S3 solar cells". Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2018 185: 542-548 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.06.017
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Azeri Ö, Aktas E, Istanbulluoglu C, Hacioglu SO, Cevher SC, Toppare L, and Cirpan A. "Efficient benzodithiophene and thienopyrroledione containing random polymers as components for organic solar cells". Polymer 2017 133: 60-67 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.11.024
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Ha J, Kim H, Lee H, Lim K-G, Lee T-W, and Yoo S. "Device architecture for efficient, low-hysteresis flexible perovskite solar cells: Replacing TiO2 with C60 assisted by polyethylenimine ethoxylated interfacial layers". Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2017 161: 338-346 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.11.031
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Karagacti O, Cevher SC, Hizalan G, Hacioglu SO, Toppare L, and Cirpan A. "Enhancing the power conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells via selection of quinoxaline substituents". New J. Chem. 2017 41: 14635-14645 10.1039/C7NJ03312E
Khusnutdinova D, Beiler AM, Wadsworth BL, Jacob SI, and Moore GF. "Metalloporphyrin-modified semiconductors for solar fuel production". Chem. Sci. 2017 8: 253-259 10.1039/C6SC02664H
Lin X, Jumabekov AN, Lal NN, Pascoe AR, Gómez DE, Duffy NW, Chesman ASR, Sears K, Fournier M, Zhang Y, Bao Q, Cheng Y-B, Spiccia L, and Bach U. "Dipole-field-assisted charge extraction in metal-perovskite-metal back-contact solar cells". Nat. Commun. 2017 8: 613 10.1038/s41467-017-00588-3
Lyashenko D, Perez A, and Zakhidov A. "High-resolution patterning of organohalide lead perovskite pixels for photodetectors using orthogonal photolithography". Phys. Status Solidi A 2017 214: 1600302 10.1002/pssa.201600302
Ozdemir M, Kim SW, Kim H, Kim M-G, Kim BJ, Kim C, and Usta H. "Semiconducting Copolymers Based on meso-Substituted BODIPY for Inverted Organic Solar Cells and Field-Effect Transistors". Adv. Electon Mater. 2017 4: 1700354 10.1002/aelm.201700354
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Zhang W, Liu P, Sadollahkhani A, Li Y, Zhang B, Zhang F, Safdari M, Hao Y, Hua Y, and Kloo L. "Investigation of Triphenylamine (TPA)-Based Metal Complexes and Their Application in Perovskite Solar Cells". ACS Omega 2017 2: 9231-9240 10.1021/acsomega.7b01434
Baek J, Lee J, Joo M, Han D, Kim H, Seong H, Lee J, Kim J, Yoo S, Jeon S, and Im SG. "Tuning the electrode work function via a vapor-phase deposited ultrathin polymer film". J. Mater. Chem. C 2016 4: 831--839 10.1039/c5tc03007b
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Liu B-T, and Wang Z-T. "Graphene oxide/poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): polystyrenesulfonate layers on silver nanowire working electrodes enhance the power conversion efficiencies of dye-sensitized solar cells in a low temperature process". RSC Adv. 2016 6: 47185--47191 10.1039/c6ra03756a
Sang L, Knesting KM, Bulusu A, Sigdel AK, Giordano AJ, Marder SR, Berry JJ, Graham S, Ginger DS, and Pemberton JE. "Effect of time and deposition method on quality of phosphonic acid modifier self-assembled monolayers on indium zinc oxide". Appl. Surf. Sci. 2016 389: 190--198 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.06.183
Erlik O, Unlu NA, Hizalan G, Hacioglu SO, Comez S, Yildiz ED, Toppare L, and Cirpan A. "Silafluorene-based polymers for electrochromic and polymer solar cell applications". J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015 53: 1541--1547 10.1002/pola.27625
Jones TW, Duffy NW, and Wilson GJ. "Efficient All-Printable Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Based on a Low-Resistivity Carbon Composite Counter Electrode and Highly Doped Hole Transport Material". J. Phys. Chem. C 2015 119: 11410--11418 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01711
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Lee S, Kang TE, Han D, Kim H, Kim BJ, Lee J, and Yoo S. "Polymer/small-molecule parallel tandem organic solar cells based on MoOx-Ag-MoOx intermediate electrodes". Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2015 137: 34--43 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.01.012
Abdi-Jalebi M, Chandiran AK, Nazeeruddin MK, and Grätzel M. "Low temperature dye-sensitized solar cells based on conformal thin zinc oxide overlayer on mesoporous insulating template by atomic layer deposition". Scientia Iranica. Transaction F, Nanotechnology 2014 21: 2479 Link
Aoyama Y, Yamanari T, Ohashi N, Shibata Y, Suzuki Y, Mizukado J, Suda H, and Yoshida Y. "Direct effect of partially photooxidized poly(3-hexylthiophene) on the device characteristics of a bulk heterojunction solar cell". Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2014 120: 584--590 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.09.042
Chandiran AK, Nazeeruddin MK, and Grätzel M. "The Role of Insulating Oxides in Blocking the Charge Carrier Recombination in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells". Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014 24: 1615--1623 10.1002/adfm.201302352
Jones TW, Feron K, Anderson KF, Duck BC, and Wilson GJ. "An applied light-beam induced current study of dye-sensitised solar cells: Photocurrent uniformity mapping and true photoactive area evaluation". J. Appl. Phys. 2014 116: 43104 10.1063/1.4890935
Shao G, Glaz MS, Ma F, Ju H, and Ginger DS. "Intensity-modulated scanning Kelvin probe microscopy for probing recombination in organic photovoltaics". ACS Nano 2014 8: 10799--10807 10.1021/nn5045867
Kaya E, Apaydin D, Yildiz D, Toppare L, and Cirpan A. "Solution processable benzotriazole and fluorene containing copolymers for photovoltaic applications". Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2012 99: 321 -- 326 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.12.021
Worfolk BJ, Hauger TC, Harris KD, Rider DA, Fordyce JAM, Beaupre S, Leclerc M, and Buriak JM. "Work Function Control of Interfacial Buffer Layers for Efficient and Air-Stable Inverted Low-Bandgap Organic Photovoltaics". Adv. Energy Mater. 2012 2: 361--368 10.1002/aenm.201100714
Chen Q, Worfolk BJ, Hauger TC, Al-Atar U, Harris KD, and Buriak JM. "Finely Tailored Performance of Inverted Organic Photovoltaics through Layer-by-Layer Interfacial Engineering". ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011 3: 3962--3970 10.1021/am200849r
Wang L, Fu Y, Zhu L, Cui G, Liang F, Guo L, Zhang X, Xie Z, and Su Z. "Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of low-bandgap polymers based on N-arylcarbazole". Polymer 2011 52: 1748 -- 1754 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.02.029
Worfolk BJ, Rider DA, Elias AL, Thomas M, Harris KD, and Buriak JM. "Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics Based on Carboxylated Polythiophenes and PCBM on Glass and Plastic Substrates". Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011 21: 1816--1826 10.1002/adfm.201100049


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