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Preparation and characteristics of hybrid ZnO-polymer solar cells


We demonstrate a hybrid solar cell which was made by blending nanocrystalline ZnO (nc-ZnO) and conjugated polymer regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as the active layer of the solar cell. It can be seen that the efficiency of this new type of solar cells obviously varied as the size and morphology of ZnO nanostructures. The short-circuit photocurrent, fill factor, and power conversion efficiency were enhanced while the smaller nc-ZnO was utilized in such a device.

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This work was supported by National Science Council of Taiwan under contract number NSC 95 2221E150077MY3. The authors would like to thank Prof. Y. K. Su and S. J. Chang at the Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, for support through equipment and cooperation.

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Ji, L.W., Shih, W.S., Fang, T.H. et al. Preparation and characteristics of hybrid ZnO-polymer solar cells. J Mater Sci 45, 3266–3269 (2010).

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  • Solar Cell
  • Active Layer
  • Power Conversion Efficiency
  • Organic Solar Cell
  • Hybrid Solar Cell