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Polymer based photovoltaics: novel concepts, materials and state-of-the-art efficiencies
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ECN Solar Energy 1-6-2005
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ECN-RX--05-016 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 6-10 juni 2005.


A summary is given of the multidisciplinary research efforts in the Netherlands in the field of polymer-based photovoltaics (PV) between 1997 and 2005. It has been shown that different types of bulk heterojunctions namely polymer:fullerene, polymer:polymer and polymer:metal-oxide cells can be made in a laboratory environment with relatively simple and new low temperature deposition techniques using conjugated polymers as the primary absorber. State-of-the art efficiencies have been achieved for all polymer based solar cell concepts.

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