Round-Robin studies as a method for testing and validating high-effi ciency ito-free polymer solar cells based on roll-to-roll-coated highly conductive and transparent flexible substrates

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Publication Details

Author(s): Larsen-Olsen TT, Machui F, Lechene B, Berny S, Angmo D, Sondergaard R, Blouin N, Mitchell W, Tierney S, Cull T, Tiwana P, Meyer F, Carrasco-Orozco M, Scheel A, Loevenich W, De Bettignies R, Brabec C, Krebs FC
Journal: Advanced Energy Materials
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 2
Journal issue: 9
Pages range: 1091-1094
ISSN: 1614-6832
eISSN: 1614-6840
Language: English


Abstract


Photovoltaic cells based on organic and polymer materials (OPVs) are celebrated as being a possible solution to the energy needs of the future, [ 1b ] and, with record effi ciencies having breached the 10% milestone accompanied by emerging involvement from the materials industry, expectations are rapidly approaching reality. [ 1c ] However, in order to move OPVs beyond the individual laboratory and into a generally applied setting, scientists need to limit the gap between carefully prepared hero devices and the large-scale manufacture of thousands of devices. We propose that this is done by urgently attending to the challenges of scalability and reproducibility. In this communication, we demonstrate an approach using round-robin testing as a method to validate effi ciency measurements of OPVs based on semitransparent electrodes on fl exible substrates, with and without indium tin oxide (ITO). ITO-free substrates were rollto- roll coated under ambient conditions and were truly scalable. Our results demonstrate inherent uncertainties in the device-effi ciency data, with variations in the carefully measured effi ciency data for the same device between highly qualifi ed laboratories as high as 25%, depending on the substrate and its active area. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Machui, Florian
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


External institutions with authors

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG
Merck Chemicals Ltd.
Technical University of Denmark / Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)


How to cite

APA:
Larsen-Olsen, T.T., Machui, F., Lechene, B., Berny, S., Angmo, D., Sondergaard, R.,... Krebs, F.C. (2012). Round-Robin studies as a method for testing and validating high-effi ciency ito-free polymer solar cells based on roll-to-roll-coated highly conductive and transparent flexible substrates. Advanced Energy Materials, 2(9), 1091-1094. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201200079

MLA:
Larsen-Olsen, Thue T., et al. "Round-Robin studies as a method for testing and validating high-effi ciency ito-free polymer solar cells based on roll-to-roll-coated highly conductive and transparent flexible substrates." Advanced Energy Materials 2.9 (2012): 1091-1094.

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