Self-assembled plasmonic electrodes for high-performance organic photovoltaic cells

Wade A. Luhman, Si Hoon Lee, Timothy W. Johnson, Russell J. Holmes, Sang Hyun Oh

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We investigate thin Ag films incorporating plasmonic nanohole arrays as transparent conducting electrodes for organic photovoltaic cells. Plasmonic electrodes are fabricated using nanosphere lithography to create hexagonal nanohole arrays over centimeter-sized areas. Devices constructed using a nanopatterned Ag anode show power conversion efficiencies that exceed those of devices constructed on conventional indium-tin-oxide, independent of light polarization. In comparison to cells constructed on unpatterned Ag, the power conversion efficiency is noted to double with patterning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103306
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 5 2011

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Funding Information:
WAL and SHL contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (CBET-0946723, CBET-1067681 and DMR-0819885). R.J.H. acknowledges support from the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant. S.H.O. acknowledges support from the ACS Doctoral New Investigator Award.


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