Fiber-Shaped Polymer Solar Cell
Currently, fiber-shaped solar cells are materialized in two types of solar cells, the polymer solar cell (PSC) and the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), whose structures are technically feasible for transforming into one-dimensional configuration. In this chapter, we discuss the polymer solar cell first including its developing history and working mechanisms. It is widely acknowledged that the electrode plays a pivotal role in the performance of solar cells. On this account, we proceed from remolding different materials into fiber shape as electrodes and shed light on their impact on flexibility, stability, and power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the polymer solar cell. Moreover, we present our attempts towards application pertaining to wearable devices. Specifically, we fabricated the stretchable polymer solar cells and integrated the solar cell with supercapacitors, which is discussed in detail in this chapter.
KeywordsHigh Occupied Molecular Orbital Lower Unoccupied Molecular Orbital Power Conversion Efficiency TiO2 Nanotubes Polymer Solar Cell
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