Rylene and Related Diimides for Organic Electronics (pages 268–284)
Xiaowei Zhan, Antonio Facchetti, Stephen Barlow, Tobin J. Marks, Mark A. Ratner, Michael R. Wasielewski and Seth R. Marder
Article first published online: 10 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201001402
Electronic devices based on organic materials offer the potential of low-cost processing on flexible substrates when compared to traditional inorganic semiconductors. Rylene diimides have recently shown promise as potential alternatives to the fullerenes as acceptors in photovoltaic devices, exhibiting power conversion efficiencies that are amongst the highest achieved for all-polymer fullerene-free systems. This article reviews their development for both transistor and solar cell applications.