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Indoor light recycling: a new home for organic photovoltaics

The field of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) has long focused on matching silicon solar cells, both in high power conversion efficiency (PCE) under solar light and broad absorption of the solar spectrum. We show that OPV devices, which have…

Evidence for reduced charge recombination in carbon nanotube/perovskite-based active layers

Using impedance spectroscopy and computation, we show that incorporation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in the bulk of the active layer of perovskite-based solar cells reduces charge recombination and increases the open circuit voltage. An…

High Efficiency Tandem Thin-Perovskite/Polymer Solar Cells with a Graded Recombination Layer

Perovskite-containing tandem solar cells are attracting attention for their potential to achieve high efficiencies. We demonstrate a series connection of a similar to 90 nm thick perovskite front subcell and similar to 100 nm thick polymer:fullerene…

Tunable Percolation in Semiconducting Binary Polymer Nanoparticle Glasses

Binary polymer nanoparticle glasses provide opportunities to realize the facile assembly of disparate components, with control over nanoscale and mesoscale domains, for the development of functional materials. This work demonstrates that tunable…

Self-healing polymer sealant for encapsulating flexible solar cells

Herein we demonstrate the utility of polyisobutylene (PIB) as a fully printable self-healing sealant for protecting organic photovoltaic devices from degradation under ambient conditions. These sealants can be applied on flexible substrates using…

Rapid combinatorial screening of inkjet-printed alkyl-ammonium cations in perovskite solar cells

Herein we demonstrate that efficient perovskite solar cells can be fabricated by a desktop multi-channel inkjet printer. In this approach, different alkyl-ammonium counterions were loaded separately into the printer cartridges and deposited onto PbI2…

Understanding Interface Engineering for High-Performance Fullerene/Perovskite Planar Heterojunction Solar Cells

Interface engineering is critical for achieving efficient solar cells, yet a comprehensive understanding of the interface between a metal electrode and electron transport layer (ETL) is lacking. Here, a significant power conversion efficiency (PCE)…

Poly(methyl methacrylate) end-functionalized with hexabenzocoronene as an effective dispersant for multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

We demonstrate that MWCNTs can be dispersed in common organic solvents as single tubes using a single hexabenzocoronene (HBC) unit at the end of a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) chain. The concentration of the HBC-based additive needed to disperse…

Analysis of Charge Transport and Device Performance in Organic Photovoltaic Devices with Active Layers of Self-Assembled Nanospheres

Nanoparticle (NP) assemblies are particularly appealing as active layers of organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices because their aqueous synthesis reduces the usage of chlorinated solvents and because the nanoparticle size, ratio, and internal structure…