ijiMinds

(ISSN: 2349-2082)

International Journal For Ignited Minds
 Published Article
 Title:
Annealing effects on the optical and structural properties of spin coated poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): (6, 6)-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) thin films
 Authors:
P ARUNA , C M Joseph
 Abstract:
Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and (6, 6)-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) are promising materials for use as solar cells and other optoelectronic applications. P3HT is a semiconducting polymer and PCBM is a fullerene molecule with alkyl side chains. In this work, P3HT: PCBM thin films were deposited using spin coating technique onto clean glass substrates. Annealing effects on optical and structural properties of these materials were studied. Optical studies were done using uv-vis radiation and structural by X ray diffraction. Variation of optical properties such as amount of absorption, %transmission, band gap etc and also the change in structural properties due to annealing were studied in this paper.
 Pages:
7-11
 Keywords:
Organic semiconductor, P3HT: PCBM, Thin films, Annealing, Optical properties.
 Download Article