Applications include building, food storage, garments, footwear, medicinal storage, vehicles, and others. The materials are simple to manufacture and raw materials are readily available in commercial quantities.
Conventional PV cells usually have metallic conductor lines on the front, sun-facing surface. These conductor lines are essential, but block a portion of the incident solar radiation. This invention overcomes that problem, and increases efficiency.
Conventional methods of creating electronics, such as photolithography, require chemical and etchants. Printing electronics using inkjets suffer from line width problems and the difficulty of multiple layers. This technology solves both problems.
Organic transistors from this technology can be used in inexpensive or disposable items, such as electronic paper, posters and books, smart cards, toys, appliances and electronic bar codes for product identification.