Dwivedi, Charu and Mohammad, Tauheed and Bharti, Vishal and Patra, Asit and Pathak, Sandeep and Dutta, Viresh (2018) CoSP approach for the synthesis of blue MoO3 nanoparticles for application as hole transport layer (HTL) in organic solar cells. Solar Energy, 162. pp. 78-83. ISSN 0038-092X

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The synthesis of MoO3 nanoparticles is reported using a Continuous Spray. Pyrolysis (CoSP) reactor and the influence of zone temperature, precursor concentration on the structural and morphological properties is investigated. The collected nanoparticles are utilized to prepare thin films by spin coating and further annealing at various temperatures. The improvement in morphology, crystallinity and the band gap shift shows the effectiveness of the annealing treatment in creating a proper hole transport layer for device applications. The technique thus allows the film formation using a non-vacuum method well suited for organic solar cells. The CoSP based MoO3 (CoSP_MoO3) films are demonstrated to have equal performance to hole-injection layers composed of thermally evaporated MoO3 (eMoO(3)).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier.
Subjects: Energy Fuels
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 11:06
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3879

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