Diffusion processes for doping of C60 (fullerene) thin films

E. A. Katz, D. Faiman, S. M. Tuladhar, S. Shtutina, N. Froumin, M. Polak, Y. Strzhemechny

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As part of our ongoing research program to produce a high-efficiency, low-cost, photovoltaic cell based on the fullerene C60, we report here on our first attempts at the intercalative doping of C60 thin films by the electrodiffusion of metals. Semiconductor behavior with decreased values of conductivity activation energy has been demonstrated for the doped samples. The results are explained by electrodiffusion of Au from an electrode, dominated by grain boundary diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003


  • Diffusion
  • Doping
  • Fullerene
  • Solar cells
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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