Applied Physics A

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Comparative study of absorption and photoluminescent properties of organic solar cells based on P3HT:PCBM and P3HT:ITIC blends

  • Erkin ZakhidovEmail author
  • Mukhib Imomov
  • Vakhob Quvondikov
  • Sherzod Nematov
  • Ilkhom Tajibaev
  • Aziz Saparbaev
  • Irfan Ismail
  • Bilal Shahid
  • Renqiang Yang


We have studied the thin films of P3HT:PCBM and P3HT:ITIC blends as a prospective active layer for Organic Solar Cells by absorption, photoluminescence, and short-circuit current density–voltage characteristics. The potential estimation of structural changes in such photovoltaic devices is shown by employing the variations in absorption and photoluminescence spectra. The comparative analysis of key features of the absorption and photoluminescence spectra can be used as an indicator of their structural and photophysical properties.



EZ, MI, VQ, SN and IT are acknowledging the project OT-F2-05 of the basic research program of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences for supporting their researches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erkin Zakhidov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mukhib Imomov
    • 1
  • Vakhob Quvondikov
    • 1
  • Sherzod Nematov
    • 1
  • Ilkhom Tajibaev
    • 1
  • Aziz Saparbaev
    • 2
  • Irfan Ismail
    • 3
  • Bilal Shahid
    • 2
  • Renqiang Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Ion-Plasma and Laser Technologies, Uzbekistan Academy of SciencesTashkentUzbekistan
  2. 2.Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-BionicsChinese Academy of SciencesSuzhouChina

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