Top laminated graphene electrode in a semitransparent polymer solar cell by simultaneous thermal annealing/releasing method

Yu Ying Lee, Kun Hua Tu, Chen Chieh Yu, Shao Sian Li, Jeong Yuan Hwang, Chih Cheng Lin, Kuei Hsien Chen, Li Chyong Chen, Hsuen Li Chen, Chun Wei Chen

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Abstract

In this article, we demonstrate a semitransparent inverted-type polymer solar cell using a top laminated graphene electrode without damaging the underlying organic photoactive layer. The lamination process involves the simultaneous thermal releasing deposition of the graphene top electrode during thermal annealing of the photoactive layer. The resulting semitransparent polymer solar cell exhibits a promising power conversion efficiency of approximately 76% of that of the standard opaque device using an Ag metal electrode. The asymmetric photovoltaic performances of the semitransparent solar cell while illuminated from two respective sides were further analyzed using optical simulation and photocarrier recombination measurement. The devices consisting of the top laminated transparent graphene electrode enable the feasible roll-to-roll manufacturing of low-cost semitransparent polymer solar cells and can be utilized in new applications such as power-generated windows or multijunction or bifacial photovoltaic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6564-6570
Number of pages7
JournalACS Nano
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • graphene electrode
  • polymer solar cell
  • roll-to-roll
  • semitransparent solar cell
  • top lamination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Lee, Y. Y., Tu, K. H., Yu, C. C., Li, S. S., Hwang, J. Y., Lin, C. C., Chen, K. H., Chen, L. C., Chen, H. L., & Chen, C. W. (2011). Top laminated graphene electrode in a semitransparent polymer solar cell by simultaneous thermal annealing/releasing method. ACS Nano, 5(8), 6564-6570. https://doi.org/10.1021/nn201940j