The authors report on a spray deposition method as a cost-efficient technique for the fabrication of organic solar cells (OSCs). Active layers of OSCs were fabricated using conventional handheld airbrushes. Although the spray deposited film showed a relatively rougher surface than spin coated ones, pinhole-free and constant thickness films could be obtained. An optimized OSC showed 2.83% of power conversion efficiency and 52% of incident photon to current conversion efficiency even though the device was fabricated in air. The performance of sprayed OSCs was comparable to that of the spin coated devices fabricated in air.

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