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Dataset for Fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting applications

Dataset for Fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting applications
Dataset for Fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting applications
This paper presents the novel use of spray coating to fabricate organic solar cells on fabrics for wearable energy harvesting applications. The surface roughness of standard woven 65/35 polyester cotton fabric used in this work is of the order of 150 µm and this is reduced to few microns by a screen printed interface layer. This pre-treated fabric substrate with reduced surface roughness was used as the target substrate for the spray coated fabric organic solar cells that contains multiple layers of electrodes and active materials. A fully spray coated photovoltaic (PV) devices fabricated on fabric substrates has been successfully demonstrated with comparable power conversion efficiency to the glass based counterparts. All PV devices are characterised under simulated AM 1.5 conditions. Device morphologies were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This approach is potentially suitable for the low cost integration of PV devices into clothing and other decorative textiles.
Energy harvesting textiles, Solar textiles, fabric solar cells, organic semiconductors
University of Southampton
Arumugam, Sasikumar
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Li, Yi
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Sundaram, Senthilarasu
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Torah, Russel
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Kanibolotsky, Alexander L.
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Inigo, Anto
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Skabara, Peter J.
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Beeby, Stephen
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Arumugam, Sasikumar
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Li, Yi
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Torah, Russel
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Kanibolotsky, Alexander L.
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Inigo, Anto
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Skabara, Peter J.
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Beeby, Stephen
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Arumugam, Sasikumar, Li, Yi, Sundaram, Senthilarasu, Torah, Russel, Kanibolotsky, Alexander L., Inigo, Anto, Skabara, Peter J. and Beeby, Stephen (2016) Dataset for Fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting applications. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/376690 [Dataset]

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This paper presents the novel use of spray coating to fabricate organic solar cells on fabrics for wearable energy harvesting applications. The surface roughness of standard woven 65/35 polyester cotton fabric used in this work is of the order of 150 µm and this is reduced to few microns by a screen printed interface layer. This pre-treated fabric substrate with reduced surface roughness was used as the target substrate for the spray coated fabric organic solar cells that contains multiple layers of electrodes and active materials. A fully spray coated photovoltaic (PV) devices fabricated on fabric substrates has been successfully demonstrated with comparable power conversion efficiency to the glass based counterparts. All PV devices are characterised under simulated AM 1.5 conditions. Device morphologies were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This approach is potentially suitable for the low cost integration of PV devices into clothing and other decorative textiles.

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Published date: 2016
Keywords: Energy harvesting textiles, Solar textiles, fabric solar cells, organic semiconductors
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 376690
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376690
PURE UUID: 05fc469e-7a4b-4af3-851a-de1fc911fd84
ORCID for Sasikumar Arumugam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-1799
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2015 15:57
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:23

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