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Title: The impact of water vapor transmission rate on the lifetime of flexible polymer solar cells
Authors: Hauch, Jens A. 
Schilinsky, Pavel 
Choulis, Stelios A. 
Rajoelson, Sambatra 
Brabec, Christoph J. 
Keywords: Life testing
Polymers
Solar cells
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, Issue 10, 2008
Abstract: In this paper we perform accelerated lifetime testing on high efficiency flexible poly(3-hexylthiophene):[6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) solar cells encapsulated with food package quality barrier films with a water vapor transmission rate of 0.2 g/(m2 day) at 65 °C/85% relative humidity. We show that lifetimes exceeding 1250 h, even at high temperature/high humidity conditions, may be reached, proving that organic solar cells are significantly less sensitive against the environmental effects of water and oxygen than previously expected.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/838
DOI: 10.1063/1.2975185
Rights: ©2008 American Institute of Physics
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