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‘Inorganics - in - Organics’: Recent Developments and Outlook for 4G Polymer Solar Cells

Jayawardena, KDGI, Rozanski, LJ, Mills, CA, Beliatis, MJ, Nismy, NA and Silva, SRP (2013) ‘Inorganics - in - Organics’: Recent Developments and Outlook for 4G Polymer Solar Cells Nanoscale, 5 (18). pp. 8411-8427.

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Recent developments in solution processable single junction polymer solar cells have led to a significant improvement in power conversion efficiencies from ~5% to beyond 9%. While much of the initial efficiency improvements were driven through judicious design of donor polymers, it is the engineering of device architectures through the incorporation of inorganic nanostructures and better processing that has continued the efficiency gains. Inorganic nano-components such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and its derivatives, metal nanoparticles and metal oxides that have been central role in improving device performance and longevity beyond those achieved by conventional 3G polymer solar cells. The present work aims to summarise the diverse roles played by the nanosystems and features in state of the art next generation (4G) polymer solar cells. The challenges associated with the engineering of such devices for future deployment are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
Jayawardena, KDGI
Rozanski, LJ
Mills, CA
Beliatis, MJ
Nismy, NA
Silva, SRP
Date : 15 July 2013
DOI : 10.1039/C3NR02733C
Uncontrolled Keywords : polymer, solar cell, inorganic, photovoltaic, 4th generation, review, nanoparticles
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Additional Information : This is an open access article published under the Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported Licnece.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Sep 2013 08:50
Last Modified : 14 Aug 2014 08:57

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