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Photochemical stability of π-conjugated polymers for polymer solar cells: a rule of thumb

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A comparative photochemical stability study of a wide range of π-conjugated polymers relevant to polymer solar cells is presented. The behavior of each material has been investigated under simulated sunlight (1 sun, 1000 W m−2, AM 1.5G) and ambient atmosphere. Degradation was monitored during ageing combining UV-visible and infrared spectroscopies. From the comparison of the collected data, the influence of the polymer chemical structure on its stability has been discussed. General rules relative to the polymer structure–stability relationship are proposed.

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Submitted
15 Sep 2010
Accepted
16 Dec 2010
First published
04 Feb 2011

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 4132-4141
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Paper

Photochemical stability of π-conjugated polymers for polymer solar cells: a rule of thumb

M. Manceau, E. Bundgaard, J. E. Carlé, O. Hagemann, M. Helgesen, R. Søndergaard, M. Jørgensen and F. C. Krebs, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 4132
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03105D

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