As-Cast Ternary Organic Solar Cells Based on an Asymmetric Side-Chains Featured Acceptor with Reduced Voltage Loss and 14.0% Efficiency

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Author(s)

  • Xuebin Chen
  • Bin Kan
  • Yuanyuan Kan
  • Ming Zhang
  • Sae Byeok Jo
  • Ke Gao
  • Francis Lin
  • Feng Liu
  • Xiaobin Peng
  • Yong Cao

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1909535
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume30
Issue number11
Online published22 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2020

Abstract

A new small-molecule nonfullerene acceptor based on the benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′] dithiophene (BDT) fused central core with asymmetrical alkoxy and thienyl side chains, namely TOBDT, is designed and synthesized. The alkoxy unit helps narrow the bandgap, and thienyl side chain helps enhance the intermolecular interaction. As a result, TOBDT is suitable to match the deep-lying highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of polymer donor PM6. Then, a strong crystalline acceptor IDIC is introduced as the third component to fabricate as-cast nonfullerene ternary devices to achieve absorption and morphology control. Addition of IDIC not only mixes well with TOBDT but modulates the morphology of the blend film, which helps to balance the charge transport properties and reduce the photovoltage loss of ternary devices. All these contribute to synergetic improvement of Jsc, Voc, and fill factor parameters, leading to a power conversion efficiency of 14.0% for the as-cast fullerene-free ternary device.

Research Area(s)

  • as-cast ternary devices, asymmetrical side chains, high performance, small-molecule acceptors

Citation Format(s)

As-Cast Ternary Organic Solar Cells Based on an Asymmetric Side-Chains Featured Acceptor with Reduced Voltage Loss and 14.0% Efficiency. / Chen, Xuebin; Kan, Bin; Kan, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Ming; Jo, Sae Byeok; Gao, Ke; Lin, Francis; Liu, Feng; Peng, Xiaobin; Cao, Yong; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 30, No. 11, 1909535, 10.03.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review