Highly efficient cross-linked PbS nanocrystal/C60 hybrid heterojunction photovoltaic cells

Tsang, S. W.; Fu, H.; Wang, R.; Lu, J.; Yu, K.; Tao, Y.
November 2009
Applied Physics Letters;11/2/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 18, p183505
Academic Journal
We present a highly efficient hybrid heterojunction photovoltaic (PV) cell with a colloidal inorganic nanocrystal (NC) electron donor and an organic electron acceptor. The heterojunction is formed by a thin film of cross-linked PbS NCs and a vacuum deposited C60 layer. Compared to the PbS-only PV cell, the heterojunction device has improved the power conversion efficiency from 1.6% to 2.2% under 1 sun of simulated Air Mass 1.5 Global (AM 1.5G) irradiation. The C60 layer effectively prevents exciton quenching at the NC/metal interface, as evidenced by a significant improvement in fill factor of the heterojunction devices.


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