UCLA researchers break new ground in plastic solar cell fabrication
Method opens new direction for future low-cost plastic electronic devices
Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have announced the invention of a new method for the fabrication of organic polymer solar cells.
Completing a critical step towards the ultimate goal of low-cost polymer (plastic) solar cells, the team used an electronic-glue-based lamination process, combined with interface modification, to create a one-step method for semi-transparent polymer solar cell fabrication. The method eliminates the need for the expensive and time-consuming high-vacuum process used in fabrication, and the resulting device has the advantage of being low-cost and achieving high transparency for various applications.
The new method was developed by Yang Yang, UCLA professor of
materials science and engineering and a member of the CNSI, along with
former UCLA graduate student Jinsong Huang and Gang Li, a UCLA research
associate who is now with Solarmer Energy Inc. To speak with the
researchers, contact Jennifer Marcus at (310) 267-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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