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Flexible polymer-embedded Si wire arrays

Plass, Katherine E. and Filler, Michael A. and Spurgeon, Joshua M. and Kayes, Brendan M. and Maldonado, Stephen and Brunschwig, Bruce S. and Atwater, Harry A. and Lewis, Nathan S. (2009) Flexible polymer-embedded Si wire arrays. Advanced Materials, 21 (3). pp. 325-328. ISSN 0935-9648. doi:10.1002/adma.200802006.

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Arrays of Si rods are embedded in PDMS and removed from the rigid growth substrate, resulting in a composite material that merges the benefits of single-crystalline silicon with the flexibility of a polymer. With this technique, solar cell absorber materials with the potential to achieve high efficiency can be prepared by high-temperature processing and transformed into a flexible, processable form.

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Additional Information:© 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Received: July 15, 2008. Revised: August 8, 2008. Published online: November 14, 2008. This work was funded by BP Solar, the Department of Energy, and the Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research (CCSER). Use of facilities at the Center for Science and Engineering of Materials, and NSF MRSEC, is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also appreciate the assistance of Dr. Youli Li at the UC Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory. K. E. Plass and M. A. Filler contributed equally to this work. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
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Subject Keywords:composite materials; electro-optical materials; flexible electronics; polymer composites; solar cells
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