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Solution-Processable Organic Molecule with Triphenylamine Core and Two Benzothiadiazole-Thiophene Arms for Photovoltaic Application
Article in journal
Yi Yang, Jing Zhang, Ye Zhou, Guangjin Zhao, Chang He, Yongfang Li, Mattias Andersson, Olle Inganäs, Fengling Zhang
Publication Year
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 2010, (114)8, 3701-3706
Link to Source (DOI)
<p>A new solution-processable biarmed organic molecule With triphenylamine (TPA) core and benzothiadiazole-hexylthiophene (BT-HT) arms, B(TPA-BT-HT), has been synthesized by a Heck reaction, and characterized by UV-vis absorption, cyclic voltammetry, and theoretical calculation. Photovoltaic properties of B(TPA-BT-HT) as light-harvesting and electron-donating material in organic solar cells (OSCs), with [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC60BM) or [6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PC70BM) as acceptors, were systematically investigated. The performance of the OSCs varied significantly with B(TPA-BT-HT)/fullerene weight ratio, active layer thickness, and solvents Used For spin-coating the active layer. The optimized device with the B(TPA-BT-HT)/PC70BM weight ratio of 1:2 and a thickness of 55 nm with the active layer spin-coated from DCB solution Shows a power conversion efficiency of 1.96% with a short-circuit current density of 5.50 mA/cm(2) and in open-circuit voltage of 0.96 V under (lie illumination of AM 1.5, 100 mw/cm(2).</p>