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Dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

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A series of four dihydropyrroloindoledione-based organic semi-conducting polymers are examined for performance in transistor and photovoltaic cell devices. The dihydropyrroloindoledione unit was alternately copolymerized with phenyl, thiophene and bithiophene comonomers, and the resultant polymers exhibit broad absorption, low-bandgaps and deep energy levels, with charge carrier mobilities approaching 0.1 cm2 V−1 s−1. Solar cells processed in a printing friendly solvent (m-xylene) exhibited >2% PCE with a high fill-factor of 0.62 and Voc of 0.75 V.

Graphical abstract: Dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2013, accepted on 04 Mar 2013 and first published on 05 Mar 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30184B
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 2711-2716

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    Dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

    J. W. Rumer, S. Dai, M. Levick, Y. Kim, M. Madec, R. S. Ashraf, Z. Huang, S. Rossbauer, B. Schroeder, L. Biniek, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, R. A. J. Janssen, J. R. Durrant, D. J. Procter and I. McCulloch, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 2711
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30184B

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