Title: Electropolymerized PV Cells
Authors: VIGNALI MARINKAEDWARDS ROBERTCUNNANE VINCENT
Citation: Proceedings of the Twentieth European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference p. 428-431
Publisher: WIP Munich
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC31744
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31744
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Electropolymerization offers numerous advantages for making the cheap and resilient layers of semiconducting polymer layers which would be required for a commercially viable plastic solar cells. But until now the layers were too defective. By analysing the literature and adding our own observations, we have used reverse-pulse electropolymerization to make a relatively perfect layer of plain (unsubstituted) polythiophene. Plain polythiophene has much better resistance to photo-oxidation than alkyl-substituted polythiophenes; it cannot be deposited by solvent evaporation because it is insoluble. We have also produced a small PV cell using electropolymerized polythiophene as electron donor, and carbon nanotubes as acceptor material.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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