Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials

@article{Lee2009SolarPW,
  title={Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials},
  author={Michael Lee and Robert D. Eckert and Karen Forberich and Gilles Dennler and Christoph J. Brabec and Russell A. Gaudiana},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324},
  pages={232 - 235}
}
Organic photovoltaics in a flexible wire format has potential advantages that are described in this paper. A wire format requires long-distance transport of current that can be achieved only with conventional metals, thus eliminating the use of transparent oxide semiconductors. A phase-separated, photovoltaic layer, comprising a conducting polymer and a fullerene derivative, is coated onto a thin metal wire. A second wire, coated with a silver film, serving as the counter electrode, is wrapped… Expand
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