Year of Publication

2005

Document Type

Thesis

College

Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Vijay P. Singh

Abstract

Organic solar cells are cheaper and much easier to fabricate than the conventional inorganic solar cells, but they suffer from low efficiencies due to low carrier mobilities in organic films. In this study Copper Phthalocyanine (CuPc) and Buckminster Fullerene (C60) based Schottky diodes were fabricated on ITO coated glass substrates to study their performance and a study of the effect of thickness on the cell parameters of CuPc Schottky diodes was made. Also, TiO2 based devices were studied to see the effect of TiO2 layer on the cell parameters. The J-V curves were analyzed for series resistance, diode ideality factor and reverse saturation current density. The devices were also characterized by SEM and XRD measurements.

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