-, Suman and Bagui, Anirban and Gupta, Vinay and Maurya, K. K. and Singh, Surya Prakash (2016) High-Performance Non-Fullerene Acceptor Derived from Diathiafulvalene Wings for Solution-Processed Organic Photovoltaics. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (43). 24615 -24622. ISSN 1932-7447

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A solution-processable small-molecule nonfullerene electron acceptor BAF-2HDT (7,7'-(9,9-didecyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-diyl)bis(4-((4,5-bis(hexylthio)-1,3-dithiol-2 ylidene)methyl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole) bearing hexadiathiafulvalene (HDT) wings as end groups has been synthesized for bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics. The molecule shows broad absorption in the 300-600 nm range with a molar extinction coefficient (epsilon) of 9.32 X 10(4) M-1.cm(-1) exceeding to that of [6,6]-phenyl-C-71-butyric acid methyl ester of 2.8 X 10(4) M-1.cm(-1) at 461 nm. The HOMO and LUMO energy levels of the molecule are found to be -5.69 and -3.58 eV, respectively which is compatible with low band gap high-performance polymers such as poly[(5,6-difluoro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazol-4,7-diyl)-alt-(3,3 '''-di(2-octyldodecyl)-2,2';5',2 '';5 '',2 '''- quaterthiophen-5,5 '''-diyl)] (PffBT4T-2OD). Photoluminescence-quenching measurements confirm that the molecule BAF-2HDT has excellent electron-accepting capability. The organic solar cells made from BAF-2HDT blending with conjugated polymer donor PffBT4T-2OD exhibit a power conversion efficiency of 7.13% with high V-oc of 0.77 V, J(sc) of 14.64 mA.cm(-2), and FF of 0.64. The design and development of such nonfullerene acceptors with high epsilon may be key to further development of high-performahce and cost-effective solution-processed organic solar cells.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Materials Science
Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 11:19
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2245

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