Interfacial engineering of ultrathin metal film transparent electrode for flexible organic photovoltaic cells

Jingyu Zou, Chang Zhi Li, Chih Yu Chang, Hin Lap Yip, Alex K.Y. Jen

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Abstract

A generally applicable method has been developed for fabricating highly transparent ultrathin Ag films on both glass and plastic substrates using the self-assembled monolayer modified ZnO/Ag/ZnO tri-layer structure. The resulting films show remarkably low surface roughness with very high transparency (>80% between 400 and 600 nm) and low surface resistance (8.61 Ω/□). With an inverted architecture, the devices based on the SAM modified tri-layer UTMF electrode show superior performance and mechanical properties than those using ITO electrode on both glass and plastic substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3618-3623
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Photovoltaic cells
Metals
Plastics
Glass
Surface resistance
Electrodes
Self assembled monolayers
Substrates
Transparency
Surface roughness
Mechanical properties

Keywords

  • interface modification
  • ITO replacement
  • polymer solar cells
  • self-assembled monolayer
  • thin silver electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Interfacial engineering of ultrathin metal film transparent electrode for flexible organic photovoltaic cells. / Zou, Jingyu; Li, Chang Zhi; Chang, Chih Yu; Yip, Hin Lap; Jen, Alex K.Y.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 26, No. 22, 11.06.2014, p. 3618-3623.

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Zou, Jingyu ; Li, Chang Zhi ; Chang, Chih Yu ; Yip, Hin Lap ; Jen, Alex K.Y. / Interfacial engineering of ultrathin metal film transparent electrode for flexible organic photovoltaic cells. In: Advanced Materials. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 22. pp. 3618-3623.
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