Organometallic polymer-based solid-state photoconductive and photovoltaic devices using thin films of blends of poly(ferrocenylmethylphenylsilane) (PFMPS) and fullerenes as the active layers were fabricated. Buckminsterfullerene C60 and [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) fullerene derivative were investigated as electron acceptors in the devices, in the range of 5 - 18 mol % relative to the ferrocenyl electron donor in PFMPS. The devices show a predominantly UV spectral response. The short circuit currents were on the order of nanoamperes under white light illumination of ca. 160 mW/cm2, and the open circuit voltage was found to vary from ca. 0.3 V for devices with C60 to ca. 0.45 V for devices with PCBM.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Chemistry of Materials|
|State||Published - Nov 15 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry