Large-area CVD graphene as transparent electrode for efficient organic solar cells

Golap Kalita, Koichi Wakita, Masayoshi Umeno, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Masaki Tanemura

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Indium tin oxide (ITO) and related oxide based materials have been widely used as transparent electrode in optoelectronic devices and organic solar cells. Here, we demonstrate application of chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene films as transparent electrode for organic solar cells. Large area graphene films are deposited by control pyrolysis of botanical derivative camphor (C 10H16O) and transparent electrode were fabricated by direct synthesis or transfer process. Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microcopy studies are used to characterize the synthesized graphene based materials. Direct synthesized and transferred graphene films on glass or plastic substrates show very good optical transparency, electrical conductivity and mechanical stability. P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction solar cells are fabricated successfully on graphene based transparent electrode and compared with ITO based device. The dark light characteristic shows very good rectification with minimum leakage current. Under illumination of light the device shows very good open circuit voltage, short circuit current density and conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • CVD graphene
  • organic solar cells
  • transparent electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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