Inside Front Cover: Controlling Morphology in Polymer–Fullerene Mixtures (Adv. Mater. 2/2008)



On p. 240, Klaus Meerholz and co-workers show control over the aggregation of P3HT in solution by mixing a dipolar, but miscible solvent to the coating solution. The resulting nanoparticle dispersions are stable and allow a quantitative comparison of the absorption spectra of amorphous and aggregated P3HT. These results are interesting not only because they allow control of morphology on the nanometer scale, but they also show a path to low-cost morphological control of large-area films, which is an essential step for the commercialization of plastic PV devices.