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Flexibly assembled and readily detachable photovoltaics

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Is it possible that one day flexible assembly, repeated detachment, facile repair and maintenance will all be realized for photovoltaic devices? Our work provides a feasible strategy. A flexibly assembled and readily detachable stacking perovskite solar cell (S-PSC) consisting of two individual half cells is reported for the first time. High adaptability to various electrode substrates is demonstrated, which endows S-PSCs with promising prospects in future manufacture and applications. Considering that a robust interface between two half cells is an essential precondition for repeated detachment, a series of interfacial modifications are conducted and eventually considerable power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of up to 14.62% are attained. Meanwhile, the S-PSCs can withstand repeated assembly and disassembly tests more than 100 times without a decline in the PCE. This work charts a new path for future innovative design of solar cells featuring flexible and facile production, storage, and cost-effective repair and maintenance.

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2017, accepted on 11 Sep 2017 and first published on 11 Sep 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01889D
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 2117-2123

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    Flexibly assembled and readily detachable photovoltaics

    S. Wang, K. Hou, Y. Xing, Q. Dong, K. Wang, Y. Lv and Y. Shi, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2117
    DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01889D

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