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Organic Semiconductor:Insulator Polymer Ternary Blends for Photovoltaics

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  • Toby A. M. Ferenczi,

    1. Department of Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Current affiliation:
    1. Engensa Ltd, Sunbeam House, 17-21 Sunbeam Road, London NW10 6JP, UK
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  • Christian Müller,

    1. Department of Materials, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Esfera UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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  • Donal D. C. Bradley,

    1. Department of Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    2. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Paul Smith,

    1. Department of Materials, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
    2. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Jenny Nelson,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    2. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    • Department of Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Natalie Stingelin

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
    2. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    3. Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    • Department of Materials, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland.
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Abstract

Ternary blends of poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PC61BM) and the insulating bulk polymers high-density polyethylene (HDPE), isotactic- and atactic polystyrene (i-PS, a-PS), are investigated. Addition of up to ≈50 wt% of the electronically inert, semicrystalline HDPE and i-PS to the organic semiconducting system does not significantly degrade the performance of photovoltaic devices fabricated with these ternary blends.

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