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Trapping Light with a Nanostructured CeOx/Al Back Electrode for High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells

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  • Zhan'ao Tan,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Liangjie Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Cong Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Li Yan,

    1. College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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  • Fuzhi Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Jia Xu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Lu Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical, Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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  • Bo Song,

    1. College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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  • Jianhui Hou,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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  • Yongfang Li

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    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    2. College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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Abstract

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A simple and effective approach is demonstrated to construct a nanostructured back electrode from CeOx suspended solution for efficient light trapping within the PSCs. The enhanced light trapping and electron-collecting CeOx/Al cathode shows general suitability for the normally used photoactive layer of P3HT:PCBM, P3HT:ICBA, and PBDTBDD:PCBM, resulting in significant enhancement in J sc and V oc, thus leading to improvements in PCE.

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