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Microstructures and Photovoltaic Properties of Polysilane/C60-Based Solar Cells

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Polysilane/C60-based solar cells were fabricated and investigated. Two-types of devices with bulk heterojunction and heterojunction structures were examined and characterized. Addition of silicon-based polymer to the organic solar cells improved the conversion efficiency by wide optical absorption and high carrier mobility. Microstructures of the solar cells were investigated by using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Energy levels in the present solar cells were discussed.

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A. Kawashima, T. Oku, A. Suzuki, K. Kikuchi and S. Kikuchi, "Microstructures and Photovoltaic Properties of Polysilane/C60-Based Solar Cells," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2012, pp. 557-561. doi: 10.4236/msa.2012.38079.


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