Photovoltaic properties of fullerene (C60) thin films

F. A. Katz, D. Faiman, S. Goren, S. Shtutina, A. Shames, B. Mishori, Yoram Shapira

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The crystalline structure, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Surface Photovoltage (SPV) spectra of C60 thin films and the photovoltaic properties of C60/Ag and C60/Si interfaces are reported. The SPV spectra of C60 films, C60/Ag and C60/Si interfaces are presented and analyzed on the basis of a model of C60 film electron structure including mobility gap, band tails extending into the gap and two deep level states in the gap. I-V characteristics of the C60/Ag and the C60/p-Si interfaces were measured. Both device structures are shown to exhibit rectifying behavior in the dark and photovoltaic properties. The solar cell parameters are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 2 Dec 19975 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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