CdSe-sensitized inorganic-organic heterojunction solar cells: The effect of molecular dipole interface modification and surface passivation

Yong Hui Lee, Sang Hyuk Im, Jeong Ah Chang, Jong Heun Lee, Sang Il Seok

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CdSe-sensitized heterojunction solar cells composed of mesoscopic TiO 2/CdSe/P3HT (poly-3-hexylthiophene) were constructed, and the negative molecular dipole of 4-methoxybenzenethiol (MBT) and the ZnS passivation layer were used as interface modifiers to improve device performance. Through the interface modification between TiO 2/CdSe and P3HT using MBT and by ZnS surface passivation, the power conversion efficiency of the modified solar cell was greatly enhanced from 1.02% to 1.62% under 1 sun illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-979
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Electronics: physics, materials, applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1



  • CdSe-sensitized
  • Interface modification
  • Poly-3-hexylthiophene
  • Solar cells
  • Surface passivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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