Photovoltaic effect of BiFeO3/poly(3-hexylthiophene) heterojunction

Zhike Liu, Feng Yan

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The photovoltaic effect of the heterojunction based on multiferroic material BiFeO3 and organic semiconductor poly(3-hexylthiophene) has been studied for the first time. A typical rectifying J-V characteristic of the heterojunction is observed with a rectifying ratio of ~103. The power conversion efficiency of the device is comparable to those of hybrid solar cells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) and other oxide semiconductors, such as TiO2 or ZnO, indicating that BiFeO3 is a promising material for photovoltaic devices. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • BiFeO 3
  • Heterojunctions
  • Hexylthiophene
  • Photovoltaics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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