Full-Solution Processed Flexible Organic Solar Cells Using Low-Cost Printable Copper Electrodes

Kan Li, Hongyu Zhen, Liyong Niu, Xu Fang, Yaokang Zhang, Ruisheng Guo, You Yu, Feng Yan, Haifeng Li, Zijian Zheng

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A study reports the development of development of full-solution processed indium tin oxide (ITO)-free, flexible organic solar cells (OSCs) on the basis of printable Cu electrodes that are fabricated at mild temperature. The printed Cu electrodes are fabricated by polymer-assisted metal deposition (PAMD) in ambient conditions instead printing Cu-based nanomaterials and subsequently sintering into electrodes. These solution-processed Cu electrodes exhibit several indispensable advantages that meet the requirements to replace vacuum deposited bottom back electrodes of flexible OSCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7271-7278
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • electrodes
  • flexible
  • organic solar cells
  • printed electronics
  • solution processed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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