Comparison of different encapsulating adhesives to enhance the efficiencies and lifetimes of polymeric solar cells

Ming Hua Chung*, Chen Ming Chen, Tsung-Eong Hsien, Rong Ming Tang, Yu Sheng Tsai, Wei Ping Chu, Mark O. Liu, Fuh Shyang Juang

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Abstract

Polymeric solar cells (PSCs) with a derivative of C 60 [[6,6]-phenyl C 61 -butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM)], and 3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) as active layers have been fabricated. The PSC devices were also packaged with glass and novel UV glues to improve their lifetimes and power conversion efficiencies (PCEs). After encapsulation with UV glue I, II, and III, the PCEs of PSCs reached 4, 4.82, and 6%, respectively, and their half-lifetimes increased to 16-18, 26-28, and 90 h, respectively, while the PCEs and half-lifetimes of PSCs without encapsulation were 3.76% and 2.5 h, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04C177
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume48
Issue number4 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2009

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