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A universal optical approach to enhancing efficiency of organic-based photovoltaic devices

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Abstract

We report a new optical approach that can be used to enhance light harvesting in many different organic-based photovoltaic cells. A transparent polymer microlens array moulded on the light incident surface increases the light path in the active layer and reduces surface reflection, resulting in a 15–60% relative increase in overall cell efficiency.

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The article was received on 01 Feb 2012, accepted on 27 Feb 2012, published on 29 Feb 2012 and first published online on 29 Feb 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21254D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6900-6904
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    A universal optical approach to enhancing efficiency of organic-based photovoltaic devices

    J. D. Myers, W. Cao, V. Cassidy, S. Eom, R. Zhou, L. Yang, W. You and J. Xue, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6900
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21254D

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