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Aluminum nanoparticles for efficient and stable organic photovoltaics

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Abstract

Enhancement of both the efficiency and stability of bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices is demonstrated by the addition of highly stable Al NPs, generated via laser ablation, into the photoactive layer. An efficiency enhancement of 30% is demonstrated, which can be attributed to multiple scattering effects and enhanced structural stability of the photoactive blend. Surprisingly, the devices with Al NPs die after ∼150 h of operation under continuous illumination, compared with the pristine devices which die after ∼30 h.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2013, accepted on 18 Jul 2013 and first published on 22 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42792G
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 16288-16291

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    Aluminum nanoparticles for efficient and stable organic photovoltaics

    G. Kakavelakis, E. Stratakis and E. Kymakis, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 16288
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42792G

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