Role of majority and minority carrier barriers silicon/organic hybrid heterojunction solar cells

Sushobhan Avasthi, Stephanie Lee, Yueh Lin Loo, James C. Sturm

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Abstract

A hybrid approach to solar cells is demonstrated in which a silicon p-n junction, used in conventional silicon-based photovoltaics, is replaced by a room-temperature fabricated silicon/organic heterojunction. The unique advantage of silicon/organic heterojunction is that it exploits the cost advantage of organic semiconductors and the performance advantages of silicon to enable potentially low-cost, efficient solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5762-5766
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2011

Keywords

  • heterojunctions
  • organic solar cells
  • photovoltaic devices
  • silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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