Formation of organic crystalline nanopillar arrays and their application to organic photovoltaic cells

Masaya Hirade, Hajime Nakanotani, Masayuki Yahiro, Chihaya Adachi

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Abstract

To enhance the performance of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, preparation of organic nanometer-sized pillar arrays is fascinating because a significantly large area of a donor/acceptor heterointerface having continuous conduction path to both anode and cathode electrodes can be realized. In this study, we grew cupper phthalocyanine (CuPc) crystalline nanopillar arrays by conventional thermal gradient sublimation technique using a few-nanometer-sized trigger seeds composed of a CuPc and 3,4,9,10-perylene-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (PTCDA) stacked layer. We optimized the pillar density by tuning crystal growth condition in order to apply it to OPV cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 26 2011

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Photovoltaic cells
Perylene
Crystalline materials
Sublimation
Crystallization
Crystal growth
Thermal gradients
Seed
Anodes
Cathodes
Tuning
Electrodes
phthalocyanine

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Formation of organic crystalline nanopillar arrays and their application to organic photovoltaic cells. / Hirade, Masaya; Nakanotani, Hajime; Yahiro, Masayuki; Adachi, Chihaya.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 3, No. 1, 26.01.2011, p. 80-83.

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