A comparative approach to enhance the electrical performance of PEDOT:PSS as transparent electrode for organic solar cells

Borazan I., BEDELOĞLU A., Demir A.

POLYMERS & POLYMER COMPOSITES, vol.28, no.1, pp.66-73, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0967391119863954
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-73
  • Keywords: Conductive polymer, transparent electrode, organic solar cell, conductivity enhancement of PEDOT, PSS, solution treatment, HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE PEDOTPSS, GRAPHENE OXIDE, ITO, FILMS, POLYMER, EFFICIENT, LIGHT, ACID, PSS, DESIGN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


In this article, the improvement in electrical performance of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) as the transparent electrode doped with different additives (ethylene glycol (EG), isopropyl alcohol) or treatment of sulfuric acid was enhanced that organic solar cells (OSCs) were produced by using poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl):[6,6]-phenyl C-61 butyric acid methyl ester. OSCs were fabricated by the doped or treated PEDOT:PSS films as transparent electrodes. The photoelectrical measurements were carried out and the effects of doping or treatment were compared. As a result, EG-added PEDOT:PSS electrode showed the best power conversion efficiency value of 1.87% among the PEDOT:PSS anodes.