Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


Issue 22, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

Current trends in the optimization of low band gap polymers in bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices

Author affiliations

Abstract

Applications of low band gap polymers in solar cells have attracted intense attention due to their energetic overlap with the solar spectrum. Recently, low band gap organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials have shown an unprecedented ∼8% efficiency in solar cell devices. Although the energetic alignment is crucial in the optimization of these materials, the structural and kinetic effects are also important factors in the overall device performance. Here we focus on the morphology and charge separation kinetics of several energetically similar low band gap materials. Special emphasis will be on two polymers, PF and PTB, in this report.

Graphical abstract: Current trends in the optimization of low band gap polymers in bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 18 Dec 2010, accepted on 16 Feb 2011 and first published on 07 Apr 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04433D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 7849-7857
  •   Request permissions

    Current trends in the optimization of low band gap polymers in bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices

    J. M. Szarko, J. Guo, B. S. Rolczynski and L. X. Chen, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7849
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04433D

Search articles by author