Printed PEDOT layers as transparent emitter electrodes for application in flexible inorganic photovoltaic structures

Katarzyna Znajdek , Maciej Sibiński , Krzysztof Przymęcki , Grzegorz Wróblewski , Zbigniew Lisik

Abstract

The purpose of the work is to find an appropriate flexible material to replace commonly used transparent conductive oxides (TCO) in photovoltaic (PV) emitter electrode applications. Authors show the alternative, potential possibility of using PEDOT conductive polymer as transparent emitter contacts for thin-film, flexible photovoltaic structures. The vast majority of contacts made of TCO layers, dominantly indium tin oxide ITO, are electrically unstable under the influence of mechanical stresses [1,2,3]. This drawback inhibits their usage in flexible devices, such as solar cells. The need of the development in the field of flexible PV structures induces searching for new materials. Investigated transparent conductive layers (TCL) were made of organic compositions based on PEDOT polymer and their parameters were compared with equally measured parameters of carbon nanotube (CNT) layers, commercial ITO and AgHT ultra-thin silver layers. Transparent conductive layers based on PEDOT:PSS compound were deposited on flexible substrates by screen printing technique. The analysis of achieved results shows the broad spectrum of application possibilities for PEDOT layers. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Author Katarzyna Znajdek - Lodz Univ. of Technology
Katarzyna Znajdek,,
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, Maciej Sibiński - Lodz Univ. of Technology
Maciej Sibiński,,
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, Krzysztof Przymęcki - [Lodz Univ. of Technology]
Krzysztof Przymęcki,,
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- Lodz Univ. of Technology
, Grzegorz Wróblewski IMIB
Grzegorz Wróblewski,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Zbigniew Lisik - [Lodz Univ. of Technology]
Zbigniew Lisik,,
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- Lodz Univ. of Technology
Pages101750K-1 do 101750K-6
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Book Swatowska Barbara, Maziarz Wojciech, Pisarkiewicz Tadeusz, Kucewicz Wojciech (eds.): Proceedings of SPIE Electron Technology Conference 2016, vol. 1, no. 10175, 2016, SPIE, ISBN 9781510608436, 354 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2270351
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.2261749
URL http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2595274
Languageen angielski
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