11.2% All-Polymer Tandem Solar Cells with Simultaneously Improved Efficiency and Stability

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Author(s)

  • Kai Zhang
  • Ruoxi Xia
  • Baobing Fan
  • Xiang Liu
  • Zhenfeng Wang
  • Sheng Dong
  • Lei Ying
  • Fei Huang
  • Yong Cao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1803166
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume30
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

All-polymer solar cells (all-PSCs) that contain both p-type and n-type polymeric materials blended together as light-absorption layers have attracted much attention, since the blend of a polymeric donor and acceptor should present superior photochemical, thermal, and mechanical stability to those of small molecular-based organic solar cells. In this work, the interfacial stability is studied by using highly stable all-polymer solar cell as a platform. It is found that the thermally deposited metal electrode atoms can diffuse into the active layer during device storage, which consequently greatly decreases the power conversion efficiency. Fortunately, the diffusion of metal atoms can be slowed down and even blocked by using thicker interlayer materials, high-glass-transition-temperature interlayer materials, or a tandem device structure. Learning from this, homojunction tandem all-PSCs are successfully developed that simultaneously exhibit a record power conversion efficiency over 11% and remarkable stability with efficiency retaining 93% of the initial value after thermally aging at 80 °C for 1000 h.

Research Area(s)

  • all-polymer solar cell, homojunction tandem, interfacial charge dissociation, interfacial stability

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Citation Format(s)

11.2% All-Polymer Tandem Solar Cells with Simultaneously Improved Efficiency and Stability. / Zhang, Kai; Xia, Ruoxi; Fan, Baobing et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 30, No. 36, 1803166, 06.09.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review