Woven Electrodes for Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Authors

  • William Kylberg,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
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  • Fernando Araujo de Castro,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
    2. Electrochemistry and Corrosion Group, National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Rd, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UK
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  • Peter Chabrecek,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
    2. Sefar AG, Freibach, 9425 Thal, Switzerland
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  • Uriel Sonderegger,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
    2. Sefar AG, Freibach, 9425 Thal, Switzerland
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  • Bryan Tsu-Te Chu,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
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  • Frank Nüesch,

    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
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  • Roland Hany

    Corresponding author
    1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
    • Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland.
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Abstract

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A stable, conductive, transparent, and flexible electrode based on a precision fabric with metal wires and polymer fibers woven into a mesh is presented. Organic solar cells on woven mesh electrodes and on conventional glass/ITO substrates with very similar performance characteristics are demonstrated.

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