Realization and Characterization of P-typed Polythiophene Based Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Authors Touhami Ghaitaoui1, 2 , , Ali Benatiallah3, Youcef Sahli2, Hamid Khachab4

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tahri Mohamed Bechar, Bp 417, Algeria

2 Unité de Recherche en Energies Renouvelables en Milieu Saharien, URERMS, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, 01000, ADRAR, Algérie

3 Department of Technology, Faculty of Science And Technology, University Ahmed Draia, Adrar, Algeria

4 Facult des Sciences Exactes, University Tahri Mohammed, Bchar, Bp 417, Algeria

Issue Volume 10, Year 2018, Number 1
Dates Received 04 July 2017; revised manuscript received 11 October 2017; published online 24 February 2018
Citation Touhami Ghaitaoui, Ali Benatiallah, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 10 No 1, 01008 (2018)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.10(1).01008
PACS Number(s) 73.30. + y, 88.40.jr
Keywords Organic photovoltaic (2) , Solar cell (51) , Schottky P-doped polythiophene.

In this work, an organic photovoltaic cell experimental study was performed to improve the electrical characteristics (current and voltage) and the conversion efficiency. Three Schottky organic photovoltaic cells that based polythiophene are realized experimentally for several cell surfaces and transparent electrode types. According to the obtained results, the best conversion efficiency is registered for the organic cell fabricated by {ZnO:Al/PTH/Al}. The photovoltaic cell performances are highly dependent on their geometry and the rearrangement of the polymer grains in contact with the metal that reflects the surface state significance of the two parts (metal and polymer). The electrode type used in the cell manufacturing possesses a very important influence on the cell electrical characteristics.

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