P3HT:PCBM polymer solar cells from a didactic perspective

Shahidul Alam, Aman Anand, Md Moidul Islam, Rico Meitzner, Aurelien Sokeng Djoumessi, Josef Slowik, Zekarias Teklu, Peter Fischer, Christian Kästner, Jafar Iqbal Khan, Ulrich S. Schubert, Frédéric Laquai, Harald Hoppe

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Here, we studied the influence of pre- and post-thermal annealing on the performance of polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells using the conventional architecture, comprising a conjugated polymer, namely, poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) and a fullerene derivative [6,6]-phenyl-C60-butyric acid methyl ester (PC60BM) as a photoactive layer. The non-annealed active layer device exhibited a power conversion efficiency of
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Photonics for Energy
Issue number03
StatePublished - Aug 23 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079
Acknowledgements: SA and HH are grateful for financial support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the frame of “PhotoGenOrder” project. This work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079. The authors appreciate for atomic force microscopy measurements supported by Susanne Sandkuhl at the FSU Jena.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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