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Title: Recyclable organic solar cells on substrates comprising cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)

Abstract

Recyclable organic solar cells are disclosed herein. Systems and methods are further disclosed for producing, improving performance, and for recycling the solar cells. In certain example embodiments, the recyclable organic solar cells disclosed herein include: a first electrode; a second electrode; a photoactive layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; an interlayer comprising a Lewis basic oligomer or polymer disposed between the photoactive layer and at least a portion of the first electrode or the second electrode; and a substrate disposed adjacent to the first electrode or the second electrode. The interlayer reduces the work function associated with the first or second electrode. In certain example embodiments, the substrate comprises cellulose nanocrystals that can be recycled. In certain example embodiments, one or more of the first electrode, the photoactive layer, and the second electrode may be applied by a film transfer lamination method.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA (United States) Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN (United States) The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1227276
Patent Number(s):
9203030
Application Number:
14/221,369
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Purdue Research Foundation, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001084
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Kippelen, Bernard, Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Zhou, Yinhua, Moon, Robert, and Youngblood, Jeffrey P. Recyclable organic solar cells on substrates comprising cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Kippelen, Bernard, Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Zhou, Yinhua, Moon, Robert, & Youngblood, Jeffrey P. Recyclable organic solar cells on substrates comprising cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). United States.
Kippelen, Bernard, Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Zhou, Yinhua, Moon, Robert, and Youngblood, Jeffrey P. Tue . "Recyclable organic solar cells on substrates comprising cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1227276.
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abstractNote = {Recyclable organic solar cells are disclosed herein. Systems and methods are further disclosed for producing, improving performance, and for recycling the solar cells. In certain example embodiments, the recyclable organic solar cells disclosed herein include: a first electrode; a second electrode; a photoactive layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; an interlayer comprising a Lewis basic oligomer or polymer disposed between the photoactive layer and at least a portion of the first electrode or the second electrode; and a substrate disposed adjacent to the first electrode or the second electrode. The interlayer reduces the work function associated with the first or second electrode. In certain example embodiments, the substrate comprises cellulose nanocrystals that can be recycled. In certain example embodiments, one or more of the first electrode, the photoactive layer, and the second electrode may be applied by a film transfer lamination method.},
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