The buried interface composition of polymer-fullerene blends is found by near edge X ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy to depend on the surface energy of the substrate upon which they are cast. The interface composition determines the type of charge transport measured with thin film transistors. These results have implications for organic photovolatics device design and the use of transistors to evaluate bulk mobility in blends.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Pub Type: Journals
photovoltaic, heterojunction, polythiophene, fullerene, nexafs, solar cell