Event Title

Synthesis of Organic Polymer Solar Cells Using Copper Oxide and Gold Nano Particles

Mentor 1

Nidal Abu-Zahra

Mentor 2

Aruna Wanninayak

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

In this study, we synthesized organic polymer solar cells using copper oxide and gold nano particles to improve the power conversion efficiency of the cells. Copper Oxide (CuO) is a p-type semiconductor having a band gap energy of 1.5 eV, which is close to the ideal energy gap of 1.4 eV required for solar cells to allow good solar spectral absorption. The inherent electrical characteristics of CuO nanoparticles make them attractive candidates to improving the performance of polymer solar cells when incorporated in the active polymer layer. Gold nano particles are added to improve the electron and hole transport in the active layer, thus further improving the overall power conversion performance of the cells.

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Synthesis of Organic Polymer Solar Cells Using Copper Oxide and Gold Nano Particles

Union Wisconsin Room

In this study, we synthesized organic polymer solar cells using copper oxide and gold nano particles to improve the power conversion efficiency of the cells. Copper Oxide (CuO) is a p-type semiconductor having a band gap energy of 1.5 eV, which is close to the ideal energy gap of 1.4 eV required for solar cells to allow good solar spectral absorption. The inherent electrical characteristics of CuO nanoparticles make them attractive candidates to improving the performance of polymer solar cells when incorporated in the active polymer layer. Gold nano particles are added to improve the electron and hole transport in the active layer, thus further improving the overall power conversion performance of the cells.