-, Suman and Gupta, Vinay and Bagui, Anirban and Singh, Prakash (2017) Molecular Engineering of Highly Efficient Small Molecule Nonfullerene Acceptor for Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 27 (2). 1603820-1-1603820-9. ISSN 1616-301X

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A new molecularly engineered nonfullerene acceptor, 2,2'-(5,5'-(9,9-didecyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-diyl) bis(benzo[c][1,2,5] thiadiazole7,4-diyl) bis(methanylylidene)) bis(3-hexyl-1,4-oxothiazolidine-5,2-diylidene)) dimalononitrile (BAF-4CN), with fluorene as the core and arms of dicyanon- hexylrhodanine terminated benzothiadiazole is synthesized and used as an electron acceptor in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells. BAF-4CN shows a stronger and broader absorption with a high molar extinction coefficient of 7.8 x 10(4) m(-1) cm(-1) at the peak position (498 nm). In the thin film, the molecule shows a redshift around 17 nm. The photoluminescence experiments confirm the excellent electron accepting nature of BAF-4CN with a Stern-Volmer coefficient (K-sv) of 1.1 x 10(5) m(-1). From the electrochemical studies, the highest occupied molecular orbital and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energy levels of BAF-4CN are estimated to be -5.71 and -3.55 eV, respectively, which is in good synchronization with low bandgap polymer donors. Using BAF-4CN as an electron acceptor in a 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)] based bulk-heterojunction solar cell, a maximum power conversion efficiency of 8.4% with short-circuit current values of 15.52 mA cm(-2), a fill factor of 70.7%, and external quantum efficiency of about 84% covering a broad range of wavelength is achieved.

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Subjects: Chemistry
Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology
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Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 11:28
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URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2791

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