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Effects of Inserting Highly Polar Salts Between the Cathode and Active Layer of Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices

  • Sean E. Shaheen (a1), Christoph J. Brabec (a2), N. Serdar Sariciftci (a2) and Ghassan E. Jabbour (a1)

Abstract

Thermal deposition of small amounts of various salts at the interface between the active layer and the aluminum cathode was shown to alter the performance of bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices. LiF and LiBr were found to enhance the power conversion efficiency as compared to devices with no interfacial salt, but Cs and K compounds were found to severely diminish the device performance. It is suggested that the Li compounds preferentially align to produce a bulk dipole moment at the interface, whereas the Cs and K compounds do not.

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Effects of Inserting Highly Polar Salts Between the Cathode and Active Layer of Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices

  • Sean E. Shaheen (a1), Christoph J. Brabec (a2), N. Serdar Sariciftci (a2) and Ghassan E. Jabbour (a1)

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