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Terpene solvents for the fabrication of greener organic solar cells and electronics

Ink formulations based on terpenes commonly employed as food additives or fragrances have been used to produce various organic electronics without compromising on device performance. These terpene solvents have reduced toxicities and produce lower overall carbon emissions than standard processing solvents.

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Fig. 1: Terpenes for greener electronics.


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This is a summary of: Corzo, D. et al. High-performing organic electronics using terpene green solvents from renewable feedstocks. Nat. Energy (2022).

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Terpene solvents for the fabrication of greener organic solar cells and electronics. Nat Energy 8, 17–18 (2023).

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