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A fullerene–single wall carbon nanotube complex for polymer bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells

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Abstract

A novel immobilized fullerene–single wall carbon nanotube (C60–SWCNT) complex was synthesized via a microwave induced functionalization approach. It has been used as a component of the photoactive layer in a bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cell. As compared to a control device with only C60, the addition of SWCNTs resulted in an improvement of both the short circuit current density JSC and the fill factor (FF). This device takes advantage of the electron accepting feature of C60 and the high electron transport capability of SWCNTs. The results indicate that C60 decorated SWCNTs are promising additives for performance enhancement of polymer photovoltaic cells.

Graphical abstract: A fullerene–single wall carbon nanotube complex for polymer bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells

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The article was received on 19 Dec 2006, accepted on 20 Feb 2007 and first published on 12 Mar 2007


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B618518E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 2406-2411
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    A fullerene–single wall carbon nanotube complex for polymer bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells

    C. Li, Y. Chen, Y. Wang, Z. Iqbal, M. Chhowalla and S. Mitra, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 2406
    DOI: 10.1039/B618518E

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