Our 1st book chapter from Springer is out
Our book chapter entitled "Conjugated Polymers as Organic Electrodes for Photovoltaics" by Dr. Bakhytzhan Baptayev, Dr. Yerbolat Tashenov, and Dr. Mannix Balanay in the book Organic Electrodes: Fundamental to Advanced Emerging Applications edited by Prof. Ram Gupta from Pittsburg State University, USA is published under Springer, Cham Publications.
This chapter discusses the use of conjugated polymers as organic electrodes for photovoltaics. Conjugated polymers are very attractive due to their ability to form flexible substrates which can be applied either as an anode or a cathode depending on their configuration. Its properties can easily tuned via synthetic or post-synthetic treatment processes. In this chapter, an overview of the brief history is given to provide a background on the solar cell technology. The conjugated polymers are commonly observed in the third generation solar cells specifically in dye-sensitized, perovskite, and organic solar cells, which mostly utilizes it as counter electrodes. First, we briefly discuss the components, criteria, and representative conjugated polymers for dye-sensitized solar cells. Then followed by the composition, mechanism, and utilization of conjugated polymers in perovskite solar cells. Lastly, we introduce the basic configuration of an organic solar cells that uses conjugated polymers as both cathode and anode.
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