Organic non-fullerene acceptors for organic photovoltaics

Sonar, Prashant, Lim, Jacelyn Pui Fong, & Chan, Khai Leok (2011) Organic non-fullerene acceptors for organic photovoltaics. Energy and Environmental Science, 4(5), pp. 1558-1574.

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Heterojunction organic photovoltaics have been the subject of intensive academic interest over the past two decades, and significant commercial efforts have been directed towards this area with the vision of developing the next generation of low-cost solar cells. Materials development has played a vital role in the dramatic improvement of organic solar cell performance in recent years, and this is driven primarily by the advancement of p-type semiconductors as donor materials. With the highest performing solar cells today dominated by acceptors based on members of the fullerene family, much less attention has been devoted to other classes of n-type acceptors. In this review, we will provide an overview of the progress in the synthesis, characterization and implementation of the various classes of non-fullerenebased n-type organic acceptors for photovoltaic applications.

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ID Code: 75242
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1039/c0ee00668h
ISSN: 1754-5692
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2014 23:57
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 22:19

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