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Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating

Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating
Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating
Solution based processes such as screen printing and spray coating are established processes for fabricating organic solar cells (OSCs) on flexible polymer substrates. However, realizing a flexible solar cell on a textile substrate remains a significant challenge due to the properties of the textile itself, which can present an absorbent, rough and fibrous surface. The textile also limits processing temperatures which can reduce functional materials performance. In this work, we demonstrate an optimized fabrication approach using entirely spray coating to fabricate textile OSCs with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 0.4 %. An interface layer is first deposited on the standard woven textile that forms a smooth supporting layer for the subsequent spray coated functional layers. A top encapsulation layer is deposited on top of the fabricated textile OSCs, which improves the durability and life time of the OSCs is evidenced by cyclic bending test.
photovoltaic textile, organic solar cell, solution processed solar cell, spray coated solar cell, e-textile
407-412
Li, Yi
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Arumugam, Sasikumar
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Krishnan, Chirenjeevi
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Charlton, Martin
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Beeby, Stephen
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Li, Yi
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Arumugam, Sasikumar
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Krishnan, Chirenjeevi
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Charlton, Martin
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Beeby, Stephen
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Li, Yi, Arumugam, Sasikumar, Krishnan, Chirenjeevi, Charlton, Martin and Beeby, Stephen (2019) Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating. ChemistrySelect, 4, 407-412. (doi:10.1002/slct.201803929).

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Abstract

Solution based processes such as screen printing and spray coating are established processes for fabricating organic solar cells (OSCs) on flexible polymer substrates. However, realizing a flexible solar cell on a textile substrate remains a significant challenge due to the properties of the textile itself, which can present an absorbent, rough and fibrous surface. The textile also limits processing temperatures which can reduce functional materials performance. In this work, we demonstrate an optimized fabrication approach using entirely spray coating to fabricate textile OSCs with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 0.4 %. An interface layer is first deposited on the standard woven textile that forms a smooth supporting layer for the subsequent spray coated functional layers. A top encapsulation layer is deposited on top of the fabricated textile OSCs, which improves the durability and life time of the OSCs is evidenced by cyclic bending test.

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In preparation date: 2018
Accepted/In Press date: 19 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 January 2019
Published date: 10 January 2019
Keywords: photovoltaic textile, organic solar cell, solution processed solar cell, spray coated solar cell, e-textile

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Local EPrints ID: 427498
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427498
PURE UUID: 4bb3a92f-29bd-4e51-b728-124a7becc408
ORCID for Sasikumar Arumugam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-1799
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:55

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Author: Yi Li
Author: Sasikumar Arumugam ORCID iD
Author: Chirenjeevi Krishnan
Author: Martin Charlton
Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD

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