Fully Solution-Processed Inverted Polymer Solar Cells with Laminated Nanowire Electrodes

Type
Article

Authors
Gaynor, Whitney
Lee, Jung-Yong
Peumans, Peter

Online Publication Date
2009-12-21

Print Publication Date
2010-01-26

Date
2009-12-21

Abstract
We demonstrate organic photovoltaic cells in which every layer is deposited by solution processing on opaque metal substrates, with efficiencies similar to those obtained in conventional device structures on transparent substrates. The device architecture is enabled by solution-processed, laminated silver nanowire films serving as the top transparent anode. The cells are based on the regioregular poly(3- hexylthiophene) and C 61 butyric acid methyl ester bulk heterojunction and reach an efficiency of 2.5% under 100 mW/cm 2 of AM 1.5G illumination. The metal substrates are adequate barriers to moisture and oxygen, in contrast to transparent plastics that have previously been used, giving rise to the possibility of roll-to-roll solutionprocessed solar cells that are packaged by lamination to glass substrates, combining the cost advantage of roll-toroll processing with the barrier properties of glass and metal foil. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

Citation
Gaynor W, Lee J-Y, Peumans P (2010) Fully Solution-Processed Inverted Polymer Solar Cells with Laminated Nanowire Electrodes. ACS Nano 4: 30–34. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn900758e.

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.

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
ACS Nano

DOI
10.1021/nn900758e

PubMed ID
20025290

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