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Themed collection Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics

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Review Article

New developments in non-fullerene small molecule acceptors for polymer solar cells

This review describes developments of non-fullerene small molecular acceptors in solar cells since 2015, including rylene imide, indacenodithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole.

Graphical abstract: New developments in non-fullerene small molecule acceptors for polymer solar cells
Research Article

Side-chain engineering of perylenediimide-vinylene polymer acceptors for high-performance all-polymer solar cells

The performance of a PDI-vinylene polymer acceptor in an all-PSC is optimized by side-chain engineering. The best average PCE of 7.40% is obtained with a medium side-chain length.

Graphical abstract: Side-chain engineering of perylenediimide-vinylene polymer acceptors for high-performance all-polymer solar cells
From the themed collection: Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics
Research Article

Significantly improving the efficiency of polymer solar cells through incorporating noncovalent conformational locks

The power conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells was significantly enhanced through introducing conformational locks into the backbone of polymers.

Graphical abstract: Significantly improving the efficiency of polymer solar cells through incorporating noncovalent conformational locks
From the themed collection: Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics
Research Article

Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of three different types of terpolymers

A series of terpolymers (Random, Regular and Block) based on dithienylphenylene, difluorobenzothiadiazole and dicyanobenzothiadiazole moieties were synthesized, and their optical, electrochemical, morphological, electrical and photovoltaic properties were studied.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of three different types of terpolymers
Research Article

High open-circuit voltage ternary organic solar cells based on ICBA as acceptor and absorption-complementary donors

A high open-circuit voltage of 0.98 V in ternary organic solar cells is achieved by using ICBA as an acceptor and two absorption-complementary donors.

Graphical abstract: High open-circuit voltage ternary organic solar cells based on ICBA as acceptor and absorption-complementary donors
Research Article

A perylene diimide based polymer: a dual function interfacial material for efficient perovskite solar cells

An n-type semiconducting copolymer of perylene diimide and dithienothiophene (PPDIDTT) is used as a dual function interfacial layer to modify the surface of perovskite films in inverted perovskite solar cells, which exhibit higher efficiency and better stability.

Graphical abstract: A perylene diimide based polymer: a dual function interfacial material for efficient perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics
Research Article

Controlled self-aggregation of perylene bisimide and its application in thick photoconductive interlayers for high performance polymer solar cells

Asymmetric perylene bisimide enables a thick photoconductive cathode interlayer (100 nm), even the doping concentration is varied from 0.5 wt% to 5 wt%.

Graphical abstract: Controlled self-aggregation of perylene bisimide and its application in thick photoconductive interlayers for high performance polymer solar cells
From the themed collection: Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics
Research Article

Novel donor–acceptor type conjugated polymers based on quinoxalino[6,5-f]quinoxaline for photovoltaic applications

Three novel conjugated polymers based on 2,3,8,9-tetrakis(3-(alkoxy)phenyl)-6,12-di(thiophen-2-yl)-2,3,8,9-tetrahydroquinoxalino[6,5-f]quinoxaline (DTNQx) were designed and synthesized, and were applied in photovoltaic cells.

Graphical abstract: Novel donor–acceptor type conjugated polymers based on quinoxalino[6,5-f]quinoxaline for photovoltaic applications
Research Article

Design of charge transporting grids for efficient ITO-free flexible up-scaled organic photovoltaics

Grids were integrated onto a top-illumination device with ultra-thin Ag as the TE: grid B further improved the device efficiency by ∼7% compared with grid A due to the shadow loss reduction.

Graphical abstract: Design of charge transporting grids for efficient ITO-free flexible up-scaled organic photovoltaics
Chemistry Frontiers

Low-temperature aqueous solution processed ZnO as an electron transporting layer for efficient perovskite solar cells

Low-temperature aqueous solution processed ZnO ETLs for PSCs by spin coating the aqueous solutions of [Zn(NH3)x](OH)2 were reported.

Graphical abstract: Low-temperature aqueous solution processed ZnO as an electron transporting layer for efficient perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics
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About this collection

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to publish the following collection of articles on “Next-Generation Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaics”, guest edited by Tobin Marks

(Northwestern University) and Henry Yan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

This themed collection focuses on the science and fabrication techniques of materials and devices that are paving the road towards high-efficient solar energy harvesting. Key topics include but are not limited to:

  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Perovskite solar sells
  • Non-fullerene organic photovoltaics
  • Charge transport layers for perovskite solar sells
  • Interface engineering for organic/hybrid photovoltaics

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