Diffusion-Free Organic Hole Selective Contacts for Silicon Solar Cells

Li Yu Li, Chun Heng Chen, Chi Lin Chiu, You Lan Li, Hsin-Fei Meng, Pei-Chen Yu

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The dopant-free carrier selective contacts (CSC) to replace the complex diffusion manufacturing are increasingly explored using a variety of different materials. In this work, we investigate various organic materials, including conductive polymer PEDOT: PSS, fluorescent polymers PFO and Green B, and small molecules DMFL-NPB, to serve as the hole selective con-tact (HSC). By analyzing the lifetime and implied open-circuit voltage, assessing of contact resistivity and band alignment, as well as the device efficiency, we evaluate the potential of soluble organic materials acting as the HSC. The results have shown that PEDOT: PSS could effectively passivate the silicon surface to increases the open-circuit voltage by 31 mV and the short-circuit current density by 2.9 mA/cm2. Overall, the power conversion efficiency increases from 12.36% to 14.55%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104942
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • conductive polymer
  • hole selective contacts
  • photovoltaic cells


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