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      Recent progress in indoor organic photovoltaics

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          Organic photovoltaics are a promising candidate for indoor applications. Recent progresses in optimization of indoor photovoltaic materials and devices, and the key strategies to optimize the indoor photovoltaic characteristics will be discussed.

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          Among various potential applications of organic photovoltaics (OPVs), indoor power generation has great potential because of several advantages over outdoor light harvesting under 1 sun conditions. Commonly used indoor light sources have narrower emission spectra with lower intensity (by 3 orders of magnitude) as compared to the solar spectrum. Highly tunable optical absorption, large absorption coefficients, and small leakage currents under dim lighting conditions make OPVs promising candidates for indoor applications. For optimizing indoor photovoltaic materials and devices, several key issues (different from those under 1 sun conditions), such as developing new indoor photovoltaic materials and devices with suitable absorption spectra, large open-circuit voltages with low energy loss, minimized trap-mediated charge recombination and leakage currents, and device stability under indoor conditions, should be considered carefully. In this review, the recent progress in optimization of indoor photovoltaic materials and devices, and the key strategies to optimize the indoor photovoltaic characteristics will be summarized and discussed.

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          Journal
          NANOHL
          Nanoscale
          Nanoscale
          Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
          2040-3364
          2040-3372
          March 12 2020
          2020
          : 12
          : 10
          : 5792-5804
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Department of Chemistry
          [2 ]Korea University
          [3 ]Seoul 02841
          [4 ]Republic of Korea
          [5 ]Department of Energy Engineering
          [6 ]Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
          [7 ]Ulsan 44919
          Article
          10.1039/D0NR00816H
          32129404
          56d0fd32-4ce9-41e8-9ffe-49ad3d85d623
          © 2020

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