John Karl Hutchins
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Fall 2021
FURI | Spring 2021
Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of PEDOT:PSS Film for Solar Cell FabricationPEDOT:PSS based solar cells are a promising renewable energy source. They have exhibited high energy efficiency while still maintaining stability. The problem with these types of solar cells is that they are not easy to produce in large quantities. Current methods of material deposition rely on spin-coating, which is acceptable for small-scale manufacturing but not for large-scale production. This proposed research seeks to develop a scalable 3D printing process to make large-scale production viable. In this project, process parameters, including the material concentration, electrical field strength, extrusion speed, etc., will be studied to improve the printing quality.
Mentor: Xiangjia Li