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Molecular design for improved photovoltaic efficiency: band gap and absorption coefficient engineering

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Abstract

Removing the adjacent thiophene groups around the acceptor core in low band gap polymers significantly enhances solar cell efficiency through increasing the optical absorption and raising the ionization potential of the polymer.

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2009, accepted on 27 Aug 2009 and first published on 09 Sep 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B915222A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 7195-7197
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    Molecular design for improved photovoltaic efficiency: band gap and absorption coefficient engineering

    R. Mondal, S. Ko, J. E. Norton, N. Miyaki, H. A. Becerril, E. Verploegen, M. F. Toney, J. Brédas, M. D. McGehee and Z. Bao, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 7195
    DOI: 10.1039/B915222A

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