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Aluminium nanoparticles synthesized by a novel wet chemical method and used to enhance the performance of polymer solar cells by the plasmonic effect

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Abstract

To enhance the light harvesting of polymer solar cells (PSCs), amphipathic Al core and PPh3 protective shell (Al@PPh3) nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized by a simple and facile wet chemical process are incorporated into the anode buffer layer of the PTB7:PC71BM blend PSCs. The optimized power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6.29% is achieved, which is enhanced about 20% compared with the pristine device. It is attributed to the localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effects of Al@PPh3 NPs incorporated in the buffer layer and the light absorption of devices is enhanced.

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Submitted
21 Jan 2015
Accepted
08 Mar 2015
First published
09 Mar 2015

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 4099-4103
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Aluminium nanoparticles synthesized by a novel wet chemical method and used to enhance the performance of polymer solar cells by the plasmonic effect

Y. Cui, D. Huang, Y. Li, W. Huang, Z. Liang, Z. Xu and S. Zhao, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 4099
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00213C

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