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Towards rational design of organic electron acceptors for photovoltaics: a study based on perylenediimide derivatives

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A series of PDI dimers featuring various arylene linkers are developed as electron acceptors in organic solar cells. Using P3HT as the donor, power conversion efficiency of up to 2.3% is achieved with two PDI dimers having spirobifluorene linkers. The results indicate that such non-planar, three-dimensional structures effectively suppress self-aggregation and crystallization of the PDI units, which is favourable for their solar cell performance.

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The article was received on 01 Jul 2013, accepted on 09 Aug 2013 and first published on 09 Aug 2013


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51841H
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 4389-4394

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    Towards rational design of organic electron acceptors for photovoltaics: a study based on perylenediimide derivatives

    Q. Yan, Y. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Pei and D. Zhao, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 4389
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51841H

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