A preliminary investigation into hybrid photovoltaic cells with organic phthalocyanines and amorphous silicon heterojunction

Huan Zhao, Zhiqun He, Xiaojin Zhang, Zhi Zhang, Adel Diyaf, Anna H N Lind, Chunjun Liang, John I B Wilson

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Abstract

Hybrid photovoltaic cells take the advantages of silicon in charge carrier separation and transport and organic dyes in strong complementary light absorption. Photovoltaic responses from a set of hybrid solar cells based on amorphous silicon and phthalocyanine dyes of double- or triple-layer heterojunction structures were investigated, which were found to have thickness dependence with the organic active layers. It was found that the photocurrent contributions from organic layers are limited, although they are strong light absorbers. The main photocurrent contributions are from the silicon counterpart.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195102
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume48
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015

Keywords

  • Amorphous silicon
  • Hybrid
  • Photocurrent
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Phthalocyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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