Synergistic Effect of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and PEDOT:PSS in Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Hybrid Solar Cell

Alena K. Alekseeva, Pramod Mulbagal Rajanna, Anton S. Anisimov, Oleg Sergeev, Sergei Bereznev, Albert G. Nasibulin

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    Abstract

    We propose a simple fabrication method of thin film hybrid solar cells by combining single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) with hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H). Electrically conductive polymer PEDOT:PSS introduced in a randomly oriented network of SWCNTs forms a coupled continuous heterojunction between PEDOT:PSS–SWCNT and a-Si:H. We fabricated and compared the performance of SWCNT/a-Si:H, PEDOT:PSS/a-Si:H and PEDOT:PSS–SWCNT/a-Si:H solar cells. The PEDOT:PSS–SWCNT/a-Si:H solar cells resulted to have an efficiency of 1.6% with state-of-the-art fill factor and open circuit voltage of 54% and 0.803 V, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1700557
    JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
    Volume255
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

    Keywords

    • amorphous materials
    • PEDOT:PSS
    • silicon
    • single-walled carbon nanotubes
    • solar cells
    • thin films

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