Improved Photovoltaic Efficiency of Polymer Photovoltaic Cells by Microwave Irradiation

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In this study, microwave annealing treatment was introduced into poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]-phenyl-C61butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and poly(9,9‘-dioctylfluorene-cobithiophene (PFT2):PCBM systems instead of thermal annealing treatment. In both systems, microwave annealing showed photovoltaic performane comparable to that of conventional thermal annealing. Through the UV-vis absorption, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies, we were able to confirm that the microwave annealing increases the crystallization of the P3HT polymer chains.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 663-665)

Edited by:

Yuan Ming Huang

Pages:

819-822

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.663-665.819

Citation:

B. Kim et al., "Improved Photovoltaic Efficiency of Polymer Photovoltaic Cells by Microwave Irradiation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 819-822, 2011

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November 2010

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