Single-wall carbon nanotubes as transparent electrodes for photovoltaics

Chris Weeks, Jorma Peltola, Igor Levitsky, Paul Glatkowski, Jao Van De Lagemaat, Garry Rumbles, Teresa Barnes, Tim Coutts

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Abstract

Transparent and electrically conductive coatings and films have a variety of uses in the fast-growing field of optoelectronic applications. Transparent electrodes typically include semi-conductive metal oxides such as indium tin oxide (ITO), and conducting polymers such as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), doped and stabilized with poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT/PSS). In recent years, Eikos, Inc. has conceived and developed technologies to deliver novel alternatives using single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). These technologies offer products having a broad range of conductivity, excellent transparency, neutral color tone, good adhesion, abrasion resistance as well as mechanical robustness. Additional benefits include ease of ambient processing and patterning capability. This paper reports our recent findings on achieving 2.6% and 1.4% efficiencies on non-optimized organic photovoltaic cells employing SWNT as a transparent electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages295-297
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1424400163, 9781424400164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: May 7 2006May 12 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
Volume1

Other

Other2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period5/7/065/12/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Weeks, C., Peltola, J., Levitsky, I., Glatkowski, P., Van De Lagemaat, J., Rumbles, G., Barnes, T., & Coutts, T. (2006). Single-wall carbon nanotubes as transparent electrodes for photovoltaics. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (pp. 295-297). [4059622] (Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4; Vol. 1). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279449