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Effect of incorporation of CdS NPs on performance of PTB7 : PCBM organic solar cells. / Sharma, Ramakant; Bhalerao, Sagar; Gupta, Dipti.

In: Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, Vol. 33, 01.06.2016, p. 274-280.

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Sharma, R, Bhalerao, S & Gupta, D 2016, 'Effect of incorporation of CdS NPs on performance of PTB7: PCBM organic solar cells', Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, vol. 33, pp. 274-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.03.030

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Sharma, R., Bhalerao, S., & Gupta, D. (2016). Effect of incorporation of CdS NPs on performance of PTB7: PCBM organic solar cells. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, 33, 274-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.03.030

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Sharma R, Bhalerao S, Gupta D. Effect of incorporation of CdS NPs on performance of PTB7: PCBM organic solar cells. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications. 2016 Jun 1;33:274-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.03.030

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Sharma, Ramakant ; Bhalerao, Sagar ; Gupta, Dipti. / Effect of incorporation of CdS NPs on performance of PTB7 : PCBM organic solar cells. In: Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications. 2016 ; Vol. 33. pp. 274-280.

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abstract = "It has been well known that incorporation of nano-heterostructures of various metals, semiconductors and dielectric materials in the active layer of organic solar cells (OSCs) helps in improving power conversion efficiency (PCE). In the present study, we demonstrated microwave synthesis of CdS nanoparticles (NPs) for their application in one of most efficient OSCs consisting of poly[[4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene-2,6-diyl] [3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl)carbonyl] thieno[3,4-b]thiophenediyl]] (PTB7): [6,6]-phenyl C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) photoactive blend. This is crucial to fully explore the promising features of low cost and scalability in organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells. Synthesized CdS NPs are slightly elongated and highly crystalline with their absorption lies in the visible region as confirmed by High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy studies. Our experimental results for the devices in an inverted geometry having a structure ITO/ZnO/PTB7: CdS: PCBM/MoO3/Ag has shown increase in Jsc and PCE by nearly 10{\%}. However, it was observed that this increase is only when NPs were added in the low concentration in active layer. UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Photoluminescence (PL) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) studies were carried out in order understand the device performance.",
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