Towards Efficient Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Fully Polymer Infiltrated ZnO Nanorod Arrays

Authors

  • Linny Baeten,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Hasselt University, Agoralaan building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • Bert Conings,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • Hans-Gerd Boyen,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • Jan D'Haen,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    2. Imec vzw Division IMOMEC, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • An Hardy,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Hasselt University, Agoralaan building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    2. Imec vzw Division IMOMEC, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • Marc D'Olieslaeger,

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    2. Imec vzw Division IMOMEC, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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  • Jean V. Manca,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    2. Imec vzw Division IMOMEC, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    • Institute for Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
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  • Marlies K. Van Bael

    1. Institute for Materials Research, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Hasselt University, Agoralaan building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    2. Imec vzw Division IMOMEC, Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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Abstract

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A significantly improved efficiency is achieved for solar cells based on hydro­thermally grown ZnO nanorods and P3HT. This efficiency is obtained by fine-tuning morphological parameters and by adding electron and hole blocking layers. Insight into the mechanisms underlying the improvement lead to recommendations for further future improvements.

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