Fabrication of bulk heterojunction plastic solar cells by screen printing

Shaheen, Sean E.; Radspinner, Rachel; Peyghambarian, Nasser; Jabbour, Ghassan E.
October 2001
Applied Physics Letters;10/29/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 18, p2996
Academic Journal
We demonstrate the use of screen printing in the fabrication of ultrasmooth organic-based solar cells. Organic films on the order of several tens of nanometers in thickness and 2.6 nm surface roughness were made. The first-generation screen-printed plastic solar cells demonstrated 4.3% in power conversion efficiency when using an aluminum electrode and 488 nm illumination. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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