Stretchable semiconductor technologies with high areal coverages and strain-limiting behavior: Demonstration in high-efficiency dual-junction GaInP/GaAs photovoltaics

Jongho Lee, Jian Wu, Jae Ha Ryu, Zhuangjian Liu, Matthew Meitl, Yong Wei Zhang, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

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Abstract

Notched islands on a thin elastomeric substrate serve as a platform for dual-junction GaInP/GaAs solar cells with microscale dimensions and ultrathin forms for stretchable photovoltaic modules. These designs allow for a high degree of stretchability and areal coverage, and they provide a natural form of strain-limiting behavior, helping to avoid destructive effects of extreme deformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1851-1856
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 25 2012

Keywords

  • GaAs
  • GaInP
  • photovoltaics
  • solar cells
  • stretchable materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)

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