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Long-lived photoinduced charge separation for solar cell applications in phthalocyanine–fulleropyrrolidine dyad thin films

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Abstract

The photophysical properties of a new dyad molecule composed of a covalently linked Zn-phthalocyanine (antenna/donor) and a C60 derivative (acceptor) have been investigated. We report experimental evidence of long-lived charge separation in the solid state with a lifetime several orders of magnitude higher than in solution. Such a long lifetime, unusual for phthalocyanine–fullerene dyads, is the basis for possible photovoltaic applications. A first demonstration of a working solar cell using phthalocyanine–fullerene dyads as the active material is presented. Though the power conversion efficiency under simulated solar illumination of 80 mW cm−2 is found to be moderate (0.02%), it is an encouraging result for application of C60 dyad molecules to photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Long-lived photoinduced charge separation for solar cell applications in phthalocyanine–fulleropyrrolidine dyad thin films

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The article was received on 02 Jan 2003, accepted on 03 Feb 2003 and first published on 19 Feb 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B212621D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2003,13, 700-704
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    Long-lived photoinduced charge separation for solar cell applications in phthalocyanine–fulleropyrrolidine dyad thin films

    M. Antonietta Loi, P. Denk, H. Hoppe, H. Neugebauer, C. Winder, D. Meissner, C. Brabec, N. Serdar Sariciftci, A. Gouloumis, P. Vázquez and T. Torres, J. Mater. Chem., 2003, 13, 700
    DOI: 10.1039/B212621D

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