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Flexible all-solution-processed all-plastic multijunction solar cells for powering electronic devices

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A low-cost, light-weight and flexible power supply is highly desirable for portable electronic devices. All-plastic solar cells in which all the layers are fabricated sequentially from organic synthetic inks could meet these requirements. Here, we report that fully solution-processed all-plastic multijunction solar cells can be easily fabricated layer by layer without the need for sophisticated patterning. The key for the high-yield fully solution-processed multijunction cells is the control and tuning of the conductivity of the charge-recombination layer of PEDOT:PSS/PEI. The all-plastic multijunction solar cells achieve a PCE of 6.1 ± 0.4% and a high open-circuit voltage of 5.37 V. These all-plastic multijunction solar cells are successfully used to drive liquid-crystal displays, full-color light-emitting diodes and for water splitting under different light illumination conditions.

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Submitted
31 May 2016
Accepted
21 Jun 2016
First published
22 Jun 2016

Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 452-459
Article type
Communication

Flexible all-solution-processed all-plastic multijunction solar cells for powering electronic devices

J. Tong, S. Xiong, Y. Zhou, L. Mao, X. Min, Z. Li, F. Jiang, W. Meng, F. Qin, T. Liu, R. Ge, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, B. Kippelen and Y. Zhou, Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 452 DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00164E

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