Fabrication and Characterization of Poly[Decaphenylcyclopentasilane]-Based Solar Cells

Abstract

Poly[decaphenylcyclopentasilane] (PDPS)-based photovoltaic cells were fabricated by using mixture solution of PDPS including boron and phosphorous elements. A doping effect of phosphorus and boron into PDPS was investigated on the performance of the photovoltaic devices. The solar cell provided short-circuit current density of 0.11 mA/cm2 and open-circuit voltage of 0.81 V under simulated sunlight. Microstructural analysis indicated that PDPS had an amor-phous structure, which would result in the photovoltaic properties.

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M. Iwase, T. Oku, A. Suzuki, T. Akiyama, K. Tokumitsu, M. Yamada and M. Nakamura, "Fabrication and Characterization of Poly[Decaphenylcyclopentasilane]-Based Solar Cells," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 121-125. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.23020.

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