Organic photovoltaic cells containing discotic liquid crystalline phthalocyanines

Seunghyup Yoo, Benoit Domercq, Carrie L. Donley, Chet Carter, Wei Xia, Britt A. Minch, David F. O'Brien, Neal R. Armstrong, Bernard Kippelen

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We report on the photovoltaic properties of solar cells containing a new discotic liquid crystalline material (DL-CuPc) based on copper phthalocyanine. In addition to being soluble, these materials can self-organize into highly ordered structures which can lead to good transport properties that can potentially be superior to those of amorphous materials. Increase in short-circuit current density and fill factor was obtained by thermal annealing of spin-coated DL-CuPc layer in bi-layer solar cells based on junction between DL-CuPc and C60. These improvements are explained by change in structure and morphology upon thermal annealing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2004
EventOrganic Photovoltaics IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2003Aug 8 2003


  • Discotic liquid crystal
  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Phthalocyanine
  • Transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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