A simple structured and efficient triazine-based molecule as an interfacial layer for high performance organic electronics
Achieving the state-of-the-art performance of solution processable and flexible organic electronics requires efficient, stable, and cost-effective interfacial layers (ILs). Here, we report an alcohol soluble phosphine oxide functionalized 1,3,5-triazine derivative (PO-TAZ) as an IL, which remarkably tailors the work function of conductors including metals, transparent metal oxides and organic materials, making it an ideal candidate for an interfacial material in organic electronics. Consequently, PO-TAZ thin films enable the fabrication of organic and organic–inorganic (perovskite) solar cells with power conversion efficiencies of 10.04% and 16.41%, respectively, and n-channel organic field-effect transistors with an electron mobility of 8 cm2 V−1 s−1. Owing to the low-cost processing associated with PO-TAZ and the tremendous improvement in device performances as compared to the devices without PO-TAZ along with ambient stability, PO-TAZ is a good choice for efficient organic electronics in large area printing processes.