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Organic solar cells: Going green


High-performance polymer solar cells are normally processed with halogenated solvents, which are toxic and hazardous. Now, high power-conversion efficiency in bulk-heterojunction devices is achieved by using a non-toxic hydrocarbon solvent through an environmentally friendly processing route.

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Figure 1: Hydrocarbon solvents enable the processing of high-performance organic solar cells.


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Luo, G., Wu, H. Organic solar cells: Going green. Nat Energy 1, 16001 (2016).

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