Formation and characterization of MEH-PPV/PCBM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells

Takeo Oku, Syuichi Nagaoka, Atsushi Suzuki, Kenji Kikuchi, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Hayato Sakuragi, Tetsuo Soga

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Polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells with poly[2-methoxy-5- (20-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), zinc-phthalocyanine (ZnPc) and 6,6-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), were produced and characterized. A device based on MEH-PPV and PCBM provided better efficiency, fill factor and short-circuit current compared to those of a device on MEH-PPV(ZnPc) and PCBM. The solar cells with a MEH-PPV and PCBM structure showed a higher photoresponse in the range of 300 to 60 nm. The energy levels of the molecules were calculated and are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Fullerene
  • Semiconductivity
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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