Poly[2-methoxy-5-(3',7'-dimethyloctyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MDMO-PPV) capped PbS nanorods about 100 nm in diameter and 400 nm in length were synthesized via a hydrothermal route in toluene and dimethylsulfoxide solution. By blending the PbS nanorods with the MDMO-PPV as the active layer, bulk heterojunction solar cells with an indium tin oxide (ITO)/polyethylenedioxythiophene/polystyrenesulphonate (PEDOT PSS)/MDMO-PPV PbS nanorods/Al structure were fabricated in a N-2 filled glove box, Current density-voltage characterization of the devices showed that the solar cells with PbS nanorods hybrid with MDMO-PPV as active layer were better in performance than the devices with the polymer only. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Wang ZJ ; Qu SC ; Zeng XB ; Liu JP ; Zhang CS ; Shi MJ ; Tan FR ; Wang ZG .The synthesis of MDMO-PPV capped PbS nanorods and their application in solar cells ,CURRENT APPLIED PHYSICS,2009 ,9(5):1175-1179