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Semiconducting Polymer and Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

  • A. R. Middya (a1) and Eric A. Schiff (a1)

In this work, we report on investigation of p-type semiconducting polymer, {poly(3,4 polyethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate)} (PEDOT:PSS) as the p-layer in NIP and PIN hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells. The rectification ratio of solution-casted diode is ∼ 10, it increases to 3×104 when PEDOT:PSS is deposited by Spin Coating technique. We observed additional photovoltaic effect when light is illuminated through polymer side. So far, best solar cells characteristics observed for PEDOT:PSS/a-Si:H hybrid solar cells are Voc ≈ 720 mV and Jsc ≈ 1 - 2 mA/cm2.

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