Light Technology Institute

Organic Photovoltaics - Project UNICORN

Structure of an organic solar cell comprising a nanoparticle based absorber layer
Project name Using polymer and fullerene nanoparticles for the production of organic solar cells
Acronym UNICORN
Contact Stefan Gärtner, Dr. Alexander Colsmann
Project duration 01.11.2013 - 31.04.2015
Funding 313.000 €
Project description

The use of aqueous or alcoholic polymer nanoparticle dispersions avoids environmentally harming, toxic or carcinogenic solvents for the production of organic solar cells. This is particularly important for low-cost and large-scale printing or coating process in the future. The project partners contribute to this project with their knowledge about the synthesis of nanoparticle dispersions and device production.

This project has received funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Contract: 13N12295).