Volume 130, Issue 11, 21 March 2009
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Electrochemically intercalated indium-tin-oxide/poly(3-hexylthiophene): A solid-state heterojunction solar cell130(2009); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3096988View Description Hide Description
A heterojunctionsolar cell design composed of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and intercalated indium-tin-oxide (ITO) donor-acceptor system is explored for the first time. Substantial change in band edge of ITO is noticed after intercalation. Structural and surface morphological studies are reported. Due to tuned band gap of ITO, an increase in short circuit current from 0.0012 to , fill factor from 0.39 to 0.51, and power conversion efficiency from to 0.3% is obtained for heterojunctionsolar cell when compared to P3HT alone. This novel, room temperature design approach would be of great scientific interest in current solid-state solar cell scenario.
130(2009); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3096972View Description Hide Description
We show that self-ordered anodic aluminum oxide containing hexagonal arrays of cylindrical nanopores with submicron periodicity is a versatile model system for the exploration of rich phononic phenomena at gigahertz frequencies, which are intimately linked to fluids located in the nanopores and their interactions with the pore walls. Using high-resolution Brillouin spectroscopy we report the first realization of directional flow of elastic energy parallel and perpendicular to the pore axes, phonon localization, and tunability of the phononic band structure.