Green synthesis of gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxides that enhance the photocurrent in polymer solar cells

Ming Kai Chuang, Fang-Chung Chen, Chain-Shu Hsu

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Abstract

Metal nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxides are promising materials for use in various optoelectronic applications because of their unique plasmonic properties. In this paper, a simple, environmentally friendly method for the synthesis of gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxide that can be used to improve the efficiency of organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs) is reported. Here, the amino acid glycine is empolyed as an environmentally friendly reducing reagent for the reduction of gold ions in the graphene oxide solutions. Furthermore, these nanocomposites are empolyed as the anode buffer layer in OPVs to trigger surface plasmonic resonance, which improved the efficiency of the OPVs. The results indicate that such nanomaterials appear to have great potential for application in OPVs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1668
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 21 Apr 201425 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • nanoscale
  • photovoltaic
  • polymer

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