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Organic n-type materials for charge transport and charge storage applications

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Abstract

Conjugated materials have attracted much attention toward applications in organic electronics in recent years. These organic species offer many advantages as potential replacement for conventional materials (i.e., silicon and metals) in terms of cheap fabrication and environmentally benign devices. While p-type (electron-donating or hole-conducting) materials have been extensively reviewed and researched, their counterpart n-type (electron-accepting or electron-conducting) materials have seen much less popularity despite the greater need for improvement. In addition to developing efficient charge transport materials, it is equally important to provide a means of charge storage, where energy can be used on an on-demand basis. This perspective is focused on discussing a selection of representative n-type materials and the efforts toward improving their charge-transport efficiencies. Additionally, this perspective will also highlight recent organic materials for battery components and the efforts that have been made to improve their environmental appeal.

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The article was received on 02 Apr 2013, accepted on 18 Apr 2013 and first published on 14 May 2013


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51379C
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 9007-9024
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    Organic n-type materials for charge transport and charge storage applications

    M. Stolar and T. Baumgartner, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 9007
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51379C

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