Ultraflexible polymer solar cells using amorphous zinc-indium-tin oxide transparent electrodes.

Nanjia Zhou*, Donald B. Buchholz, Guang Zhu, Xinge Yu, Hui Lin, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks, Robert P H Chang

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Polymer solar cells are fabricated on highly conductive, transparent amorphous zinc indium tin oxide (a-ZITO) electrodes. For two representative active layer donor polymers, P3HT and PTB7, the power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) are comparable to reference devices using polycrystalline indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes. Benefitting from the amorphous character of a-ZITO, the new devices are highly flexible and can be repeatedly bent to a radius of 5 mm without significant PCE reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1098-1104
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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