Investigation of the effect of copper nanoparticles incorporated in ZnO buffer layer of inverted organic solar cell

B. Parvathy Devi, Sandeep K Das, Yian Tai*

Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 10607, Taipei, Taiwan

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2017, 8 (12), pp 1150-1155

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2017.1671

Publication Date (Web): Sep 08, 2017



This study examines the effect of cheap and easy to synthesize copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) for its surface plasmon resonance behavior on the performance of organic solar cells (OSC). A simple synthesis of stable CuNPs is reported together with a procedure for their optimized incorporation in the OSC architecture via dispersing them on ZnO interfacial layer. The CuNPs triggers the localized surface plasmon resonance resulting in enhancement of short circuit current density under AM1.5 illumination. 


Surface plasmon resonance, copper nanoparticles, organic solar cells.

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