Graphene for Transparent Electrodes and Organic Electronic Devices

  • Xiangjian Wan
  • Guankui Long
  • Yongsheng ChenEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Graphene has been regarded as a promising material in organic electronics owing to its outstanding electronic, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties. In this chapter, first, we summarize and discuss the application of graphene as transparent electrode in organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and organic light emitting diodes (OLED). Improving the conductivity of graphene without compromising the transparency and tuning its work function to match the interface and/or active materials are proposed to focus on the future study for graphene-based transparent electrode. Then, the application of graphene as acceptor material in OPV has been addressed. The factors of size, energy level, and functionalization of graphene should be considered first. Last, graphene-based all-carbon electronics have been introduced, which indicates that graphene exhibits great potential for fabricating the highly demanded all-carbon, flexible devices and electronics.


Graphene Oxide Sheet Resistance Graphene Film Transparent Electrode Acceptor Material 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the NSFC (Grants 50933003, 50902073 and 50903044), MOST (Grants 2009AA032304, 2011CB932602 and 2011DFB50300) and NSF of Tianjin City (Grant 10ZCGHHZ00600)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Functional Polymer Materials and the Centre of Nanoscale Science and TechnologyInstitute of Polymer Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

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