Toward high efficiency of inverted organic solar cells : Concurrent improvement in optical and electrical properties of electron transport layers

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

21 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations


  • S. H. Tsai
  • S. T. Ho
  • H. J. Jhuo
  • C. R. Ho
  • S. A. Chen


Original languageEnglish
Article number253111
Journal / PublicationApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


The conversion efficiency (η) of organic solar cells (OSCs) constructed with ITO/ZnO/P3HT:PCBM/PEDOT:PSS/Ag is improved by incorporating Al into ZnO films (AZO) as electron transport layers (ETLs). Compared with ZnO films, AZO-based OSCs enhance η by ∼13.9% via improving short-circuit photocurrent density from 10.73 to 11.12 mA cm-2 and fill factor from 53.7% to 60.8%. Doping Al into ZnO ETLs not only optimizes band alignment between organic active layers and ETLs and increases carrier concentration, conductivity, and bandgap of ZnO films facilitating more light into OSCs but also improves the absorption of P3HT by promoting the molecular ordering of P3HT. 

Citation Format(s)