Flexible Mesh Electrodes: Woven Electrodes for Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Cells (Adv. Mater. 8/2011)

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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Low-cost transparent and conductive electrodes are an important requirement for flexible, largescale organic optoelectronic device applications. Roland Hany and co-workers present a high-precision fabric with metal wires and polymer fibers woven into a mesh for the fabrication of efficient organic solar cells on p. 1015. The inside cover demonstrates the flexibility of such a roll-to-roll produced mesh electrode: the inset is an optical microscopy view of a photovoltaic device, through the fabric and the active organic layer onto the round metal back electrode. Cover design by Thomas Geiger.

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