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|Title: ||Ionic high-performance light harvesting and carrier transporting OPV materials|
|Authors: ||MAES, Wouter|
Bolink, H. J.
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Citation: ||Kafafi, ZH Lane, PA (Ed.). ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS XIV|
|Abstract: ||In this Proceedings paper, we report on the synthesis of a family of polythiophene-based conjugated polyelectrolytes, both homopolymers and random copolymers varying in the building block ratio and counter ions, toward a better fundamental understanding of the structure-property relations of these ionic derivatives in organic photovoltaics. One of the ionic homopolymers was successfully implemented as a donor material in fully solution-processed efficient bi-layer solar cells (up to 1.6% PCE in combination with PC71BM) prepared by the low impact meniscus coating technique. On the other hand, these imidazolium-substituted polythiophenes were also applied as materials for electron transport layers (ETLs), boosting the I-V properties of PCDTBT: PC71BM solar cell devices up to average PCE values of 6.2% (similar to 20% increase), which is notably higher than for previously reported ETL materials. Advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques were used to elucidate the efficiency enhancing mechanism.|
|ISI #: ||000327081500011|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2014|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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