Viscous conductive glue layer in semitransparent polymer-based solar cells fabricated by a lamination process

Chieko Shimada, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Semitransparent polymer-based solar cells were fabricated by using a low-cost, vacuum-free lamination process. This process is to deposit a conductive glue solution on the transparent Ag film, followed by lamination with the active layer. The glue solution and a mixture of poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and d-sorbitol was used. To allow future improvements in the conversion efficiency of these cells, we investigated the relationship between major factors of the conductive glue layer and photovoltaic property. As a result, it was suggested that photovoltaic property had less of a relation to conductivity of the conductive glue layer but a strong correlation with the contact area within a certain range of the film thickness of the conductive glue layer. The optimized cells exhibited 2.22% and 2.41% of power conversion efficiencies during front and backside 100 mW cm-2 AM1.5G illumination with reflection paper, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11087-11092
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume5
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 13

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Keywords

  • contact area
  • d -sorbitol
  • glue
  • lamination
  • PEDOT:PSS
  • solar cells

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Viscous conductive glue layer in semitransparent polymer-based solar cells fabricated by a lamination process. / Shimada, Chieko; Shiratori, Seimei.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 5, No. 21, 13.11.2013, p. 11087-11092.

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