Thin metal electrodes for semitransparent organic photovoltaics

Kyusung Lee, Inho Kim, Changbong Yeon, Jungwook Lim, Sunjin Yun, Ghassan E. Jabbour

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We demonstrate semitransparent organic photovoltaics (OPVs) based on thin metal electrodes and polymer photoactive layers consisting of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester. The power conversion efficiency of a semitransparent OPV device comprising a 15-nm silver (Ag) rear electrode is 1.98% under AM 1.5-G illumination through the indium-tin-oxide side of the front anode at 100 mW/cm2 with 15.6% average transmittance of the entire cell in the visible wavelength range. As its thickness increases, a thin Ag electrode mainly influences the enhancement of the short circuit current density and fill factor. Its relatively low absorption intensity makes a Ag thin film a viable option for semitransparent electrodes compatible with organic layers. © 2013 ETRI.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-593
Number of pages7
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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