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Fullerene-free polymer solar cells processed from non-halogenated solvents in air with PCE of 4.8%

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Abstract

Progress towards practical organic solar cells amenable to large scale production is reported. Fullerene-free organic solar cells with a PCE of ∼4.8% are achieved based upon an active layer composed of the standard donor polymer PTB7-Th and a highly soluble twisted PDI acceptor tPDI-Hex. All devices can be fabricated and tested in air with ‘as-cast’ active layers being processed from the greener solvents o-xylene (or trimethyl benzene) or the eco-friendly and bio-derived solvent 2Me-THF without loss in efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Fullerene-free polymer solar cells processed from non-halogenated solvents in air with PCE of 4.8%

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Submitted
08 Nov 2016
Accepted
21 Dec 2016
First published
21 Dec 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 1164-1167
Article type
Communication

Fullerene-free polymer solar cells processed from non-halogenated solvents in air with PCE of 4.8%

S. V. Dayneko, A. D. Hendsbee and G. C. Welch, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1164
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08939A

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