The authors have fabricated thin film polymer photovoltaics using 1-(3-methoxy-carbonyl)propyl-1-phenyl-(6,6)C61 within regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) bulk heterojunction absorbing layers. Using thermal annealing at temperatures approaching the glass transition temperature, they have examined the formation of nanodomains within the matrix. These domains modify charge transport pathways in such a way as to allow for the efficient use of thicker absorbing layers. This results in a nearly 20% gain in overall performance for this polymer system with external power efficiencies exceeding 6%.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 2007|