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A non-fullerene acceptor with all “A” units realizing high open-circuit voltage solution-processed organic photovoltaics

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Abstract

A novel non-fullerene small molecule electron acceptor TTzBT-DCAO, which contains all electron-withdrawing units of 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, oligothiazole and alkyl cyanoacetate, has been synthesized and characterized. Its photophysical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties have been investigated. The material has favorable HOMO and LUMO levels of −5.88 and −3.60 eV, and shows strong absorption in the visible spectrum up to 650 nm. The small molecule : non-fullerene bulk-heterojunction organic photovoltaics (OPVs) were constructed based on two small molecules SF8TBT and TTzBT-DCAO. The influence of the donor : acceptor composition on device performance was investigated. The open-circuit voltages of the devices are over 1.20 V, which is among the highest values reported for single-junction OPVs. The results indicate that small molecules with all electron-withdrawing units could provide a novel route to efficient solution-processed OPVs with high open-circuit voltages.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2013, accepted on 01 Dec 2013 and first published on 03 Dec 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA14396A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 2657-2662
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    A non-fullerene acceptor with all “A” units realizing high open-circuit voltage solution-processed organic photovoltaics

    L. Chen, L. Huang, D. Yang, S. Ma, X. Zhou, J. Zhang, G. Tu and C. Li, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 2657
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TA14396A

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