Effect of Spraying Parameters on the Morphology of Spray-Coated Active Layers for Organic Solar Cells

Nur Tahirah, Razali and Khairunisa, Kamarudin and Inaba, Shusei and Mahshuri, Yusof and Yeng, Weng Leong and Varun, Vohra (2018) Effect of Spraying Parameters on the Morphology of Spray-Coated Active Layers for Organic Solar Cells. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.18). pp. 75-78. ISSN 2227-524X

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Over the past decade, organic solar cells (OSCs) have demonstrated their great potential for the low-cost mass production of renewable energy. However, the conventional active layer deposition technique (spin-coating) is not suitable for mass production due to its incompatibility with the roll-to-roll process. Spray-coating is a promising candidate for in-line production of OSCs but parameters such as distance between the spray nozzle and substrate, applied pressure and number of sprays should be optimized to produce adequate film thickness and morphology. Here, we verified how these processing parameters influence the thin film properties and observed that film thickness increases with decreasing nozzle-substrate distance, increasing number of sprays or applied pressure. The processing parameters were adjusted to produce spray-coated films with similar properties to the spin-coated ones thus confirming that spray-coating could replace spin-coating for mass production of OSC devices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: active layer, organic solar cells, P3HT, spray-coating, surface morphology, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Razali
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 06:30
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 07:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22444

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