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Halogenated conjugated molecules for ambipolar field-effect transistors and non-fullerene organic solar cells

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Abstract

A series of halogenated conjugated molecules, containing F, Cl, Br and I, were easily prepared via Knoevenagel condensation and applied in field-effect transistors and organic solar cells. Halogenated conjugated materials were found to possess deep frontier energy levels and high crystallinity compared to their non-halogenated analogues, which is due to the strong electronegativity and heavy atom effect of halogens. As a result, halogenated semiconductors provide high electron mobilities up to 1.3 cm2 Vāˆ’1 sāˆ’1 in transistors and high efficiencies over 9% in non-fullerene solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Halogenated conjugated molecules for ambipolar field-effect transistors and non-fullerene organic solar cells

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The article was received on 09 Feb 2017, accepted on 22 Feb 2017, published on 23 Feb 2017 and first published online on 23 Feb 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00025A
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
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    Halogenated conjugated molecules for ambipolar field-effect transistors and non-fullerene organic solar cells

    F. Yang, C. Li, W. Lai, A. Zhang, H. Huang and W. Li, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00025A

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