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Macromolecular architectures for organic photovoltaics

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Abstract

Research in the field of organic photovoltaics has gained considerable momentum in the last two decades owing to the need for developing low-cost and efficient energy harvesting systems. Elegant molecular architectures have been designed, synthesized and employed as active materials for photovoltaic devices thereby leading to a better molecular structure–device property relationship understanding. In this perspective, we outline new macromolecular scaffolds that have been designed within the purview of each of the three fundamental processes involving light harvesting, charge separation and charge transport.

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The article was received on 30 Oct 2011, accepted on 11 Jan 2012 and first published on 11 Jan 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23422J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 4043-4057
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    Macromolecular architectures for organic photovoltaics

    B. C. Popere, A. M. D. Pelle, A. Poe and S. Thayumanavan, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 4043
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23422J

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