Development of new materials and structures for efficient organic solar cells fabricated with ionically and electrically conductive polymers

Yoshinori Nishikitani, Takaya Kubo, Hideki Masuda

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Abstract

New materials and structures have been developed for efficient organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells (DCSs) and organic thin-film solar cells (OPVs). In this paper, the authors discuss various strategies for achieving high photon-to-electricity conversion efficiency in these solar cells, focusing on nanostructured materials. In the case of DSCs, unlike TiO2 nanoparticles, TiO2 nanotubes with suitable dimensions are expected to function as efficient light scatterers as well as to give large surface areas for charge separation. A strategy for designing triarylamine-functionalized ruthenium dyes, which show high efficiency, is also proposed. Furthermore, OPVs based on donor/acceptor (D/A) block copolymers are discussed, focusing on the phase separation of donor and acceptor segments and their domain sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages91-102
Number of pages12
Volume1211
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Other

Other2009 MRS Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA
Period09/11/3009/12/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Nishikitani, Y., Kubo, T., & Masuda, H. (2010). Development of new materials and structures for efficient organic solar cells fabricated with ionically and electrically conductive polymers. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1211, pp. 91-102)