Fullerene nanowires produced by single particle nanofabrication technique and their photovoltaic applications

Shotaro Suwa, Yuta Maeyoshi, Satoshi Tsukuda, Masaki Sugimoto, Akinori Saeki, Shu Seki

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Abstract

The single particle nanofabrication technique (SPNT) provides a facile and universal method to afford homogeneous, stiff, and semiconducting nanowires composed of fullerene derivatives. Following our previous success in methanofullerene (PCBM) nanowires hybridized with bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics (OPV) of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and PCBM, we extended the research to indene C60 bis-adduct (ICBA). The power conversion efficiency of P3HT:ICBA OPV incorporating optimized length of ICBA nanowires was improved from 2.36% to 2.92%, alongside the increase of short circuit current density. We also discuss the interaction between substrate and unexposed fullerenes by examining immersing time to isolate such a short (50 nm) and thin (11 nm in radius) ICBA nanowire.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Fullerene nanowire
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Single particle nanofabrication technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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