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Interface Functional Materials for Improving the Performance and Stability of Organic Solar Cell

유기태양전지의 효율 및 수명 향상을 위한 기능성 계면 소재 연구

  • Hong, Kihyon (Korea Institute of Materials and Science, Surface Technology Division) ;
  • Park, Sun-Young (Photocatalytic Synthesis Group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente) ;
  • Lim, Dong Chan (Korea Institute of Materials and Science, Surface Technology Division)
  • Received : 2014.09.17
  • Published : 2014.10.10

Abstract

Organic solar cells (OSCs) have intensively studied in recent years due to their advantages such as cost effectiveness and possibility of applications in flexible devices. In spite of the high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 10 %, the OSCs still have a draw back of their low environmental stability due to the oxidization of aluminum cathode and etching of transparent conducting oxide as electrode. To solve these problems, the inverted structured OSCs (I-OSCs) having greatest potential for achieving an improvement of device performances are suggested. Therefore, there are a lot of studies to develope of interface layer based on organic/inorganic materials for the electron transport layer (ETL) and passivation layer, significant advancements in I-OSCs have driven the development of interface functional materials including electron transport layer. Recent efforts to employing 2D/3D zinc oxide (ZnO) based ETL into I-OSCs have produced OSCs with a power conversion efficiency level that matches the efficiency of ~9 %. In this review, the technical issues and recent progress of ZnO based ETL in I-OSCs to enhancement of device efficiency and stability in terms of materials, process and characterization have summarized.

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Supported by : 재료연구소

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