Sb2Se3-sensitized inorganic-organic-heterojunction solar cells fabricated using a single-source precursor

Yong Chan Choi, Tarak Nath Mandal, Woon Seok Yang, Yong Hui Lee, Sang Hyuk Im, Jun Hong Noh, Sang Il Seok

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The photovoltaic performance of Sb2Se3-sensitized heterojunction solar cells, which were fabricated by a simple deposition of Sb2Se3 on mesoporous TiO2 by an approach that features multiple cycles of spin coating with a single-source precursor solution and thermal decomposition, is reported. Poly[2,6-(4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H- cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b']dithiophene)- alt-4,7(2,1,3-benzothioadiazole)] was used as the hole-transporting material. The most efficient cell exhibited a short-circuit current density of 22.3 mAcm-2, an open-circuit voltage of 304.5 mV, and a fill factor of 47.2%, yielding a power conversion efficiency of 3.21% under standard test conditions (irradiation of 1000 Wm-2, air mass=1.5 G). The results of this study imply that the developed approach has a high potential as a simple and effective route for the fabrication of efficient and inexpensive solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1333
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 27
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimony
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Organic- inorganiC-Hybrid composites
  • Selenium
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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