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Optimizing Polymer Tandem Solar Cells

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  • Jan Gilot,

    1. Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Martijn M. Wienk,

    1. Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • René A. J. Janssen

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    1. Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    • Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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Abstract

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Optimized tandem solar cells based on wide-and small-bandgap polymer semiconductor cells reach an efficiency of 4.9%. In this tandem cell the short-circuit current exceeds that of the current-limiting subcell. The recombination layer that connects the two subcells does not impose important losses.

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