Newly published article using the Henniker HPT-100 plasma system to assist with precise patterning of solar cells.
Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have recently used a Henniker HPT-100 to aid in their efforts to fabricate indium tin oxide (ITO)-free ultra-lightweight organic solar cells through inkjet-printing whilst preserving high efficiencies.
Figure 1 . Printed ZnO electron transport layer on PEDOTA before and after plasma treatment
The HPT-100 was used to increase the hydrophilicity of the substrates to ensure complete wetting of the ZnO ink used on the surface of the electrode layer, which is displayed clearly in the image above.
“Combined with plasma and solvent post-treatments, this approach prevents shunts and ensures precise patterning of solar cells.”
Read the full abstract below
Fully Inkjet‐Printed, Ultrathin and Conformable Organic Photovoltaics as Power Source Based on Cross‐Linked PEDOT:PSS Electrodes