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Stacking Sequence and Acceptor Dependence of Photocurrent Spectra and Photovoltage in Organic Two-Junction Devices

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posted on 29.06.2017, 00:00 by Sixing Xiong, Fei Qin, Lin Mao, Bangwu Luo, Youyu Jiang, Yinhua Zhou
Both single-junction and tandem organic photovoltaic cells have been well developed. A tandem cell contains two junctions with a charge recombination layer (CRL) inserted between the two junctions. So far, there is no detailed report on how the device will perform that contains two junctions but without a CRL in between. In this work, we report the photocurrent spectra and photovoltage output of the devices that contains two bulk-heterojunctions (BHJ) stacked directly on top of each other without a CRL. The top active layer is prepared by transfer printing. The photocurrent response spectra and photovoltage are found to be sensitive to stacking sequence and the selection of electron acceptors. The open-circuit voltage of the devices (up to 1.09 V) can be higher than the devices containing either junction layer. The new phenomenon in the new device architecture increases the versatility of the optoelectronic devices based on organic semiconductors.

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