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Title: Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: ANSER partners with Northwestern University (lead); Argonne National Laboratory; University of Chicago; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Yale University; Journal ID: ISSN 1749-4885
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, spin dynamics, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Guo, Xugang, Zhou, Nanjia, Lou, Sylvia J., Smith, Jeremy, Tice, Daniel B., Hennek, Jonathan W., Ortiz, Rocío Ponce, Navarrete, Juan T. López, Li, Shuyou, Strzalka, Joseph, Chen, Lin X., Chang, Robert P. H., Facchetti, Antonio, and Marks, Tobin J. Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.207.
Guo, Xugang, Zhou, Nanjia, Lou, Sylvia J., Smith, Jeremy, Tice, Daniel B., Hennek, Jonathan W., Ortiz, Rocío Ponce, Navarrete, Juan T. López, Li, Shuyou, Strzalka, Joseph, Chen, Lin X., Chang, Robert P. H., Facchetti, Antonio, & Marks, Tobin J. Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors. United States. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.207.
Guo, Xugang, Zhou, Nanjia, Lou, Sylvia J., Smith, Jeremy, Tice, Daniel B., Hennek, Jonathan W., Ortiz, Rocío Ponce, Navarrete, Juan T. López, Li, Shuyou, Strzalka, Joseph, Chen, Lin X., Chang, Robert P. H., Facchetti, Antonio, and Marks, Tobin J. Sun . "Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors". United States. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.207.
title = {Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors},
author = {Guo, Xugang and Zhou, Nanjia and Lou, Sylvia J. and Smith, Jeremy and Tice, Daniel B. and Hennek, Jonathan W. and Ortiz, Rocío Ponce and Navarrete, Juan T. López and Li, Shuyou and Strzalka, Joseph and Chen, Lin X. and Chang, Robert P. H. and Facchetti, Antonio and Marks, Tobin J.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1038/nphoton.2013.207},
journal = {Nature Photonics},
issn = {1749-4885},
number = 10,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {8}

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