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Silver Nanowire-Polymer Composite Electrodes for Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

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  • Zhibin Yu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Lu Li,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Qingwu Zhang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Weili Hu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Qibing Pei

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
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Abstract

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Polymer solar cells are fabricated on a silver nanowire-polymer composite electrode. The power conversion efficiency based on a blend of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) is comparable to control devices with indium tin oxide (ITO)–glass electrodes. The devices are highly flexible and can be bent to a maximum 8% strain with negligible damage to device efficiency.

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