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Tandem polymer photovoltaic cells—current status, challenges and future outlook

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Abstract

In this article, we review general approaches, challenges and solutions, as well as latest research progress, in the field of polymer tandem solar cells. Despite many limiting factors ranging from processing issues to characterization issues, it has been shown that high efficiency and in-depth understanding of tandem cell operation can be achieved via smart device design and analysis, and interface engineering. We further discuss in detail the operation principles and design rules of polymer tandem cells, revealing a bright future to reach double-digit power conversion efficiency from polymer tandem cells.

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2010, accepted on 22 Feb 2011 and first published on 21 Mar 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00754D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 1606-1620
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    Tandem polymer photovoltaic cells—current status, challenges and future outlook

    S. Sista, Z. Hong, L. Chen and Y. Yang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1606
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00754D

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