Photoluminescence Quenching in Carbon Nanotube-Polymer/Fullerene Films: Carbon Nanotubes as Exciton Dissociation Centres in Organic Photovoltaics



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Photoluminescence quenching is observed in acid functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes incorporated polymer: fullerene films, suggesting efficient charge transfer, believed to be due to nanotubes acting as exciton dissociation centres. The fabricated photovoltaic devices with triple heterojunction interfaces show increased short circuit current density compared to the device without nanotubes.