Hybrid structures of porous silicon and conjugated polymers for photovoltaic applications

Amit Nahor, Oren Berger, Yosef Bardavid, Gil Toker, Yair Tamar, Leah Reiss, Micha Asscher, Shlomo Yitzchaik, Amir Sa'ar*

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We report on a novel approach to synthesize hybrid nanostructures of meso porous silicon and conjugated organic polymers that are suitable for solar cell applications. Meso-porous silicon substrates with relatively large pores (∼100 nm) have been exploited for electrochemical polymerization of organic monomers, which were introduced into the porous silicon matrices and electro-polymerized to create poly-vinyl-carbazole (PVK). We present electrical characteristics of a device having relatively thin films of the hybrid medium, which exhibits a photovoltaic mode of operation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1908-1912
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Conjugated polymers
  • Photovoltaics
  • Porous silicon


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