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Effect of ZnCdTe-Alloyed Nanocrystals on Polymer–Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

Author(s): Wang Yan | Hou Yanbing | Tang Aiwei | Feng Zhihui | Feng Bin | Li Yan | Teng Feng

Journal: Nanoscale Research Letters
ISSN 1931-7573

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 674;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: ZnCdTe | Alloy | Nanocrystals | Heterojuction | Solar cell

Abstract The photovoltaic properties of solar cell based on the blends of poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexoxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (MEH-PPV), fullerene (C60), and ZnCdTe-alloyed nanocrystals were investigated. Comparing the spectral response of photocurrent of the MEH-PPV:C60(+ZnCdTe) nanocomposite device with that of the devices based on MEH-PPV:C60and pristine MEH-PPV, one can find that the nanocomposite device exhibits an enhanced photocurrent. In comparing the composite devices with different ZnCdTe:[MEH-PPV + C60] weight ratios of 10 wt% (D1–1), 20 wt% (D1–2), 40 wt% (D1–3), and 70 wt% (D1–4), it was found that the device D1–3exhibits the best performance. The power conversion efficiency (η) is improved doubly compared with that of the MEH-PPV:C60device.
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