Photovoltaic Devices: A New Architecture for Printable Photovoltaics Overcoming Conventional Module Limits (Adv. Mater. 10/2014)

Authors

  • Hongkyu Kang,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
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  • Soonil Hong,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
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  • Hyungcheol Back,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
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  • Kwanghee Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500–712 Republic of Korea

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Abstract

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K. Lee and co-workers demonstrate on page 1602 a new architecture for manufacturing large-area printable polymer solar cells without producing any concomitant performance losses. By forming vertically connected metal filaments that self-develop through the main component layers, the solar-cell architecture exhibits the highest relative power conversion efficiency (ca. 90%) reported so far in organic photovoltaic systems.

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