Synthesis, thermal characterization, and gas barrier properties of UV curable organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites with metal alloys and their application for encapsulation of organic solar cells

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

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Abstract

We have successfully prepared ultraviolet (UV) curable organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites with good thermal stability, moderate adhesion strength, and excellent barrier capability. In order to improve the gas blocking properties, the metal alloy (Invar) has been blended with lab-made organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, dramatically not only raising the gas resistance but also reducing the shrinkage after UV curing. Moreover, we have also applied lab-made nanocomposite IV for the encapsulation of organic solar cells. The experimental results reveal that introduction of nanocomposite IV can effectively block the penetration of moisture as well as oxygen in the air into the devices and consequently promote the lifetime of organic solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3041-3046
Number of pages6
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume68
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2008

Keywords

  • A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs)
  • B. Curing
  • B. Electrical properties
  • D. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • D. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

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