Cover Image, Volume 129, Issue 1
Article first published online: 4 APR 2013
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 129, Issue 1, page i, 5 July 2013
How to Cite
(2013), Cover Image, Volume 129, Issue 1. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 129: i. doi: 10.1002/app.39070
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2013
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The image shows a highly flexible ITO-free polymer solar cell (PSC) module comprising 16 serially interconnected cells. The substrate is 60 μm thin PET foil. A hexagonal silver grid and PEDOT:PSS composite forms the transparent conductor for the front electrode. With P3HT:PCBM as the photoactive blend material, a power conversion efficiency of ∼2% on >100cm2 total area is achieved, as presented by Dechan Angmo and Frederik C. Krebs on page 1. All layers are processed in ambient conditions on a roll-to-roll machine using a combination of printing and coating methods. With the rapid progress in the use of thin layer outlines, low cost input materials, and high production speed, it will not be long before PSCs can competitively supplement conventional energy sources.