Design of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells

Nicholas P. Sergeant, Afshin Hadipour, Bjoern Niesen, David Cheyns, Paul Heremans, Peter Peumans, Barry P. Rand

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The use of an ITO-free MoO 3/Ag/MoO 3 anode to control the photon harvesting in PCDTBT:PC 70BM solar cells is proposed. At first sight, the fact that these anodes possess reduced far-field transmission compared to ITO may seem to be a disadvantage. But, despite this, we show that by carefully tuning the resonant optical cavity we can enhance the external quantum efficiency close to the band edge of PCDTBT, resulting in high photocurrent and power conversion efficiency on par with ITO. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-732
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 3 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-015-21
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank St Jean Photochemicals (Montreal, CA, USA) for providing the PCDTBT polymer. This publication was partially based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors thank Prof. M.D. McGehee, Dr. P. Catrysse and Prof. S. Fan for insightful discussions. N.P.S. acknowledges the financial support as a Francqui fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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