Effect of graphene oxide concentration on the properties of silicon nanoholes/poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene): poly(styrene sulfonate)/graphene oxide hybrid solar cell
Ngoc Anh Nguyen, Van Hao Nguyen, Van Nhat Pham, Tuan Tu Le, Van Tu Nguyen and Van Trinh Pham
AbstractWe present herein some results on the fabrication and characterisation of n-type silicon nanoholes (SiNH)/poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):poly (styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) containing different graphene oxide (GO) hybrid solar cells. SiNH prepared by a chemical etching method showed a relatively low reflectance below 10% in the incident wavelength range of 300–1000 nm. The effect of GO concentrations on the performance of the hybrid solar cell was also investigated. The solar cell containing 0.5 wt% GO concentration had a maximum power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 9.07%, a Voc of 0.519 V, a Jsc of 26.85 mA cm−2 and an FF of 65%, which is about 20% improvement compared to the device without GO (7.53%). The enhancement is attributed to the increase in electrical conductivity of the PEDOT:PSS coating layer due to the addition of the GO.