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Reactive interlayer based ultra-low moisture permeable membranes for organic photovoltaic encapsulation

Seethamraju, Sindhu and Ramamurthy, Praveen C and Madras, Giridhar (2015) Reactive interlayer based ultra-low moisture permeable membranes for organic photovoltaic encapsulation. In: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 17 (35). pp. 23165-23172.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp04255k


Reactive interlayers consisting of zero valent iron and copper nanoparticles have been successfully incorporated into Surlyn films to fabricate moisture barrier materials with reduced water vapor permeabilities. The reactive nanoparticles dispersed in stearic acid were employed as the interlayers due to their ability to react with moisture. The water vapor transmission rates through the fabricated barrier films with reactive iron and copper interlayers decreased by over 4 orders of magnitude when compared to neat Surlyn. The flexibility and transparency of the barrier films have been evaluated by tensile and UV-visible experiments. Moreover, the accelerated aging studies conducted in accordance with the ISOS-III protocol confirmed the increased lifetimes of the organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices encapsulated with these reactive barrier films.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 07:03
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52492

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