Conjugated polymer-based solar cells

Gang Li, Widhya Budiawan, Pen Cheng Wang, Chih Wei Chu

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Organic conjugated polymers-based solar cells (OPVs) have distinct features such as low cost production, lightweight, flexibility, electronic functional versatility from chemical synthesis, roll-to-roll compatible large area fabrication, (semi) transparency and potentially environmental friendly, etc. The performance of OPV has been greatly improved in last decade, now reaching over 12%. This chapter provides a concise review of polymer solar cell technology - from the OPV physical processes, working principles, active layer donor polymer and acceptor materials design and progress, morphology control approaches, interface materials and device architectures, to tandem and visibly transparent OPV devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Modern Optics
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128149829
ISBN (Print)9780128092835
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • (Semi) transparent organic solar cells
  • Bulk heterojunction (BHJ)
  • Charge transfer
  • Conventional and inverted solar cells
  • Electron-rich (donor) and electron-deficient (acceptor) units
  • Electron/hole transport layers
  • Exciton
  • Highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO)
  • Lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO)
  • Morphology
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Polymer solar cells
  • Tandem/multiple-junction solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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