Influence of electrode buffer layers in plasmonic bulk heterojunction solar cells

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Ashish
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-04T07:38:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-04T07:38:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other ROLL NO.126153004
dc.identifier.uri http://gyan.iitg.ernet.in/handle/123456789/1371
dc.description Supervisor: Parameswar K Iyer en_US
dc.description.abstract The demand of cost efficient organic bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells and different device architecture modulation methods are of prime importance for improving the power conversion efficiency (PCE) values. This thesis mainly focuses to modify the cathode and anode buffer layers to improve the PCE of very commonly studied organic BHJ system, namely, regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (rrP3HT):[6,6]-Phenyl C61/71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC61/71BM). For modulating cathode contact, different types of hole and electron rich small molecules were introduced in the device structure, whereas, to modulate the anode contact various types of easily synthesized plasmon induced metal (Gold and Silver) nanoparticles were doped in the hole injecting PEDOT:PSS layer. The thesis mainly introduced a very simple, unique and robust methodology consisting of the combined effect of dual cathode buffer layers and different shaped plasmon induced metal nanoparticles for improving the PCE value as well as the morphological information of very commonly studied rrP3HT:PCBM system which can be further used in the next generation of solar cell technology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries TH-2036;
dc.subject NANOTECHNOLOGY en_US
dc.title Influence of electrode buffer layers in plasmonic bulk heterojunction solar cells en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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