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Issue 13, 2010
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Interface materials for organic solar cells

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The progress in the development and understanding of interfacial materials for organic photovoltaics (OPV) is reviewed. The proper choice of interface materials is a must for highly efficient and stable OPV devices and has become a significant part of the OPV research today. Interface materials are either non-conducting, semiconducting or conducting layers which not only provide selective contacts for carriers of one sort, but can also determine the polarity of OPV devices, affect the open-circuit voltage, and act as optical spacers or protective layers. In this review both inorganic and organic interface materials are discussed with respect to their function in the OPV device.

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19 Oct 2009
26 Jan 2010
First published
15 Feb 2010

J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 2499-2512
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Interface materials for organic solar cells

R. Steim, F. R. Kogler and C. J. Brabec, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 2499
DOI: 10.1039/B921624C

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