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Applied Physics Letters
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We report the characteristics of polymer∕nanocrystalline solar cells fabricated using an environmentally friendly water-soluble polythiophene and TiO2 in a bilayer configuration. The cells were made by dropping the polymer onto a TiO2nanocrystallinefilm and then repeatedly sweeping a clean glass rod across the polymer as it dried. The devices showed an open circuit voltage of 0.81 V, a short circuit current density of 0.35mA/cm2, a fill factor of 0.4, and an energy conversion efficiency of 0.13%. The water-soluble polythiophene showed significant photovoltaic behavior and the potential for use in solar cells.
Qiao, Q. and McLeskey Jr., J.T. Water-soluble polythiophene∕nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 86, 153501 (2005). Copyright © 2005 AIP Publishing LLC.
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