Advanced Thin-Film Solar Cells

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  • Organic semiconductors are key building blocks for future electronic devices that require unprecedented properties of low-weight, flexibility, and portability. Although the issues related with low charge-carrier mobility have been greatly overcome by novel molecular design & synthesis, undesirable processing conditions still limit their compatibility with low-cost, flexible, and printable electronics.

  • In the past, market demands for high performance and appearance were the pace makers in the development of various functional polymers. Consequently, solvent-borne systems were mainly in use.

  • A change has been introduced by the trend to be more environmentally conscious; harsh regulations have been implemented to restrict solvent emissions, especially when polymer coatings are being applied.

  • Accordingly, the development of high performing water-borne inks made from semiconductors could be a breakthrough/milestone discovery in the realization of environmentally benign organic electronics.

  • Our research is aimed to a water-borne nanoparticle for dispersing the hydrophobic semiconducting polymer in eco-friendly polar solvent, such as water.

  • Surfactant was utilized as a key material for fabrication of water-borne polymer nanoparticles via miniemulsion process.

  • Based on these techniques, we aim to realize advanced thin-film solar cells.