Active-Material-Independent Color-Tunable Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells

Shafidah Shafian, Jieun Son, Youngji Kim, Jerome K. Hyun, Kyungkon Kim

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Abstract

Semitransparent colorful organic solar cells (OSC) provide exciting opportunities for harnessing sunlight as colored windows. Previously, color filter (CF) electrodes on (OSC) were demonstrated via vacuum-deposition techniques, resulting in deposition-induced damage. Thus, we present CF integrated organic photovoltaics (CF-OPVs) using solution-processed TiO2-AcAc as the dielectric component. The noninvasive processing substantially expands the range of usable active materials, allowing the device to display pure and vibrant colors that are independent of the inherent color of the active material and show superior optical and photovoltaic characteristics. These results provide practical pathways to realizing colored semitransparent solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18887-18895
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume11
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 May 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF- 2015M1A2A2057506, NRF-2016M1A2A2940914, and NRF- 2017R1A5A1015365).

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2015M1A2A2057506, NRF-2016M1A2A2940914, and NRF-2017R1A5A1015365).

Funding Information:
*Email: kimkk@ewha.ac.kr (K.K.K.). *Email: kadam.hyun@ewha.ac.kr (J.K.H.). ORCID Jerome K Hyun: 0000-0002-2630-5051 Kyungkon Kim: 0000-0002-0115-8112 Author Contributions †S. S., J.S., and Y. K. equally contributed to this work. Funding This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2015M1A2A2057506, NRF-2016M1A2A2940914, and NRF-2017R1A5A1015365).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Chemical Society.

Keywords

  • color filter
  • colored OPV
  • power-generating window
  • semitransparent organic solar cells
  • solution-processed dielectric material

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