Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 42, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Towards industrialization of polymer solar cells: material processing for upscaling

Author affiliations

Abstract

In this review, we provide insights into the key aspects of material processing for the industrialization of organic solar cells using printing solutions. The manuscript details the adjustments found in the literature about ink formulation and deposition parameters required to scale up the model system based on P3HT:PC60BM, from spin coating to doctor blade or inkjet printing and finally to roll-to-roll deposition. We analyze the particular problems associated with each technique in combination with the common problems linked to the choice of the procedure like the material consumption, the presence of inhomogeneities or time expenses. Moreover, we highlight the use of non-hazardous chemicals and the achievements done in upscaling technology which is nowadays a major topic in the construction of affordable light conversion devices.

Graphical abstract: Towards industrialization of polymer solar cells: material processing for upscaling

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 22 Jul 2014, accepted on 06 Aug 2014 and first published on 07 Aug 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03780D
Author version available: Download Author version (PDF)
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 17711-17722
  •   Request permissions

    Towards industrialization of polymer solar cells: material processing for upscaling

    I. Burgués-Ceballos, M. Stella, P. Lacharmoise and E. Martínez-Ferrero, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 17711
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03780D

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements