Hybrid photovoltaic devices based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and an ordered electrospun ZnO nanofibrous network have been investigated. The diameters of the ZnO nanofibers have been controlled within 30?150 nm. The performance of the P3HT/ZnO hybrid solar cell is dependent on fabrication conditions, especially the thickness of the nanofibrous film. It has been found that the lifetime of carriers is lower in the device consisting of thicker ZnO nanofibrous films due to the higher density of surface traps in the ZnO nanofibers. The device with optimum fabrication conditions exhibits a power conversion efficiency of 0.51%.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films