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P3HT:PCBM Doped with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Enhancing Efficiency and Nanomechanical Properties of Hybrid Photovoltaics

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The effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on the performance and nanomechanical properties of organic solar cells were investigated. MWCNTs were well dispersed in the active layer. The root-mean-square roughness and optical absorption increased with increasing MWCNT content. The photoluminescence intensity decreased with increasing MWCNT content. The maximum efficiency, obtained with a 1 wt% MWCNT concentration, reached 2.88%; the efficiency without MWCNTs was only 2.21%. MWCNT doping not only improved efficiency, but also improved the nanomechanical properties of hybrid organic solar cells.
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Keywords: HYBRID ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS; MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES (MWCNTS); YOUNG'S MODULUS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2015

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