Fully solution-processed organic solar cells on metal foil substrates

Whitney Gaynor, Jung-Yong Lee, Peter Peumans

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We demonstrate fully solution-processed organic photovoltaic cells on metal foil substrates with power conversion efficiencies similar to those obtained in devices on transparent substrates. The cells are based on the regioregular poly- (3-hexylthiophene) and C61 butyric acid methyl ester bulk heterojunction system. The bottom electrode is a silver film whose workfunction is lowered by Cs2CO3 using spin-coating to serve as a cathode. The transparent top anode consists of a conductive polymer in combination with a solution-processed silver nanowire mesh that is laminated onto the devices. Each layer of the device, including the transparent electrode, is fabricated from solution, giving rise to the possibility of completely printed solar cells on low-cost substrates.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Photovoltaics X
PublisherSPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng
ISBN (Print)9780819477064
StatePublished - Aug 19 2009
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-015-21
Acknowledgements: The authors thank H. S. Kim and Y. Cui for providing silver nanowires. This work was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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