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

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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1227276
Report Number(s):
9,203,030
14/221,369
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001084
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 21
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
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY