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Issue 49, 2014
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Bulk photovoltaic effect in an organic polar crystal

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Organic polar crystals from the donor–acceptor substituted 1,4-diphenybutadiene 1 can generate a short-circuit photocurrent and a photovoltage upon illumination with near UV light. The photocurrent and photovoltage are attributed to a bulk photovoltaic effect. The bulk photovoltaic effect has been known for inorganic polar crystals for decades and can now also be demonstrated for organic polar crystals.

Graphical abstract: Bulk photovoltaic effect in an organic polar crystal

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2014, accepted on 03 May 2014 and first published on 06 May 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01255K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6530-6533

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    Bulk photovoltaic effect in an organic polar crystal

    R. K. Vijayaraghavan, S. C. J. Meskers, M. Abdul Rahim and S. Das, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6530
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01255K

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