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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 814–824

Graphene-based functional materials for organic solar cells [Invited]

Zhe Pan, Huili Gu, Meng-Ting Wu, Yongxi Li, and Yu Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 814-824 (2012)

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Graphene is of great interest for future applications in organic photovoltaics (OPVs) due to its high three-dimensional aspect ratio, large specific surface area, remarkable optical transmittance, extraordinary thermal response, excellent electron/hole transport properties, superior mechanical stiffness and flexibility. Graphene-based functional materials can be used as transparent window/counter electrodes, interface layers, hole/electron transport materials and can also function as buffer layers to retard charge recombination in OPVs. Future work would focus on the following aspects: (a) design and preparation of novel graphene-based functional materials with good stability, high transparency and excellent conductivity for OPVs; (b) development of the new approaches that constitute a significant advance toward the production of graphene-based transparent conductive electrodes in OPVs; (c) evaluation on the long terms stability of devices with GO based modifying layers; (d) delicate control of unique graphene nanostructures; and (e) interface engineering of the graphene in terms of modifying its work function and surface free energy.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

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Original Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

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Zhe Pan, Huili Gu, Meng-Ting Wu, Yongxi Li, and Yu Chen, "Graphene-based functional materials for organic solar cells [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 814-824 (2012)

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