Gaur, Ankita and Kumar, Pankaj (2013) Studies on stability of bi-functional P3HT:PCBM:rubrene optoelectronic devices. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing , 111. pp. 877-886. ISSN 0947-8396

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vestigations are carried out for stability in photovoltaic response of bifunctional electroluminescent and photovoltaic devices, based on ternary blend of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), phenyl [6,6']C-61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), and 5,6,11,12-tetraphenylnaphthacene (rubrene). P3HT and PCBM are important and the most frequent materials used for photovoltaic applications, therefore, for relative comparison, photovoltaic cells were also prepared using a binary mixture of P3HT and PCBM. Devices based on the ternary blend exhibited better stability in all photovoltaic parameters and the lifetime was almost doubled, but their photovoltaic efficiency was lower than that of those based on the binary blend. Longer lifetime of ternary blend devices is because of a relatively better thermal, electrochemical, and morphological stabilities of the ternary blend system. However, the lower efficiencies are because of the reduced photo-current and low fill factor (FF) due to an increased recombination and introduction of defects/trapping sites by rubrene molecules.

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Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
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