A comparative study on the performance of hybrid solar cells containing ZnSTe QDs in hole transporting layer and photoactive layer
AuthorNajeeb, Mansoor Ani
Abdullah, Shahino Mah
Shakoor, R. A.
Mohamed, A. M. A.
Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed A.
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In this paper, ZnSTe quantum dots-based hybrid solar cells (HSC) with two different device architectures have been investigated. The improved performance of the poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM)-based bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells by the incorporation of ZnSTe quantum dots (QDs) with an average size of 2.96 nm in PEDOT:PSS layer and active layer that have been demonstrated. Although the efficiency of both types of devices is almost the same, a close comparison reveals different reasons behind their improved performance. The device prepared with QDs in the HTL has shown reduced series resistance, increased shunt resistance, and improved mobility. On the other hand, QDs in the photoactive layer demonstrates increased photo-generation leading to improved efficiency.
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