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In situ-prepared composite materials of PEDOT: PSS buffer layer-metal nanoparticles and their application to organic solar cells

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, November 2012
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Title
In situ-prepared composite materials of PEDOT: PSS buffer layer-metal nanoparticles and their application to organic solar cells
Published in
Nanoscale Research Letters, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1556-276x-7-641
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Authors

Sungho Woo, Jae Hoon Jeong, Hong Kun Lyu, Yoon Soo Han, Youngkyoo Kim

Abstract

We report an enhancement in the efficiency of organic solar cells via the incorporation of gold (Au) or silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) in the hole-transporting buffer layer of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS), which was formed on an indium tin oxide (ITO) surface by the spin-coating of PEDOT:PSS-Au or Ag NPs composite solution. The composite solution was synthesized by a simple in situ preparation method which involved the reduction of chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) or silver nitrate (AgNO3) with sodium borohydride (NaBH4) solution in the presence of aqueous PEDOT:PSS media. The NPs were well dispersed in the PEDOT:PSS media and showed a characteristic absorption peak due to the surface plasmon resonance effect. Organic solar cells with the structure of ITO/PEDOT:PSS-Au, Ag NPs/poly(3-hexylthiophene):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM)/LiF/Al exhibited an 8% improvement in their power conversion efficiency mainly due to the enlarged surface roughness of the PEDOT:PSS, which lead to an improvement in the charge collection and ultimately improvements in the short-circuit current density and fill factor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
France 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 57 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 36%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 4 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 14 23%
Materials Science 12 20%
Engineering 9 15%
Physics and Astronomy 7 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 7 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 November 2019.
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#3,158,828
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Outputs from Nanoscale Research Letters
#75
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#47,227
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#9
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