Random benzotrithiophene-based donor-acceptor copolymers for efficient organic photovoltaic devices

Christian B. Nielsen*, Raja Ashraf, Bob C. Schroeder, Pasquale D'Angelo, Scott E. Watkins, Kigook Song, Thomas Anthopoulos, Iain Mcculloch

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Abstract

A series of benzotrithiophene-containing random terpolymers for polymer solar cells is reported. Through variations of the two other components in the terpolymers, the absorption profile and the frontier energy levels are optimized and maximum power conversion efficiencies are nearly doubled (5.14%) relative to the parent alternating copolymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5832-5834
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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