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Light-trapping nano-structures in organic photovoltaic cells

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Abstract

We review nano-structures used as light trapping schemes in organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. Light management via nano-structures enables one to exploit sub-diffraction limit properties, thereby giving access to enhanced light absorption in OPV cells. Light trapping schemes have been demonstrated in the form of surface plasmons, anti-reflection coatings, and photonic crystal patterns. Versatile methods are now available to facilitate fabrication of such nano-structures on sufficiently large areas for OPV applications.

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The article was received on 24 May 2011, accepted on 07 Jul 2011 and first published on 01 Aug 2011


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12300A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 16293-16303
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    Light-trapping nano-structures in organic photovoltaic cells

    D. Ko, J. R. Tumbleston, A. Gadisa, M. Aryal, Y. Liu, R. Lopez and E. T. Samulski, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 16293
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12300A

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