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Polymers 2014, 6(11), 2832-2844;

Solar Paint: From Synthesis to Printing

Centre for Organic Electronics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Received: 12 September 2014 / Revised: 22 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Solar Cells)
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Water-based polymer nanoparticle dispersions (solar paint) offer the prospect of addressing two of the main challenges associated with printing large area organic photovoltaic devices; namely, how to control the nanoscale architecture of the active layer and eliminate the need for hazardous organic solvents during device fabrication. In this paper, we review progress in the field of nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic (NPOPV) devices and future prospects for large-scale manufacturing of solar cells based on this technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: solar paint; organic photovoltaics; nanoparticles solar paint; organic photovoltaics; nanoparticles

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Zhou, X.; Belcher, W.; Dastoor, P. Solar Paint: From Synthesis to Printing. Polymers 2014, 6, 2832-2844.

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