A Narrow Optical Gap Small Molecule Acceptor for Organic Solar Cells

Authors

  • Yuan Fang,

    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Ajay K. Pandey,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work
    • Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
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  • Alexandre M. Nardes,

    1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, 80401, USA
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  • Nikos Kopidakis,

    1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, 80401, USA
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  • Paul L. Burn,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    • Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
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  • Paul Meredith

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    • Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
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Abstract

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A new, strongly absorbing narrow optical gap small molecule acceptor YF25 is reported. When YF25 is blended with the archetypal donor P3HT, significant photocurrent red of the polymer optical gap is produced in addition to the normal response generated by the donor polymer. Using EQE and TRMC measurements we show that the additional photocurrent red of the donor edge is derived from excitation of the electron acceptor and subsequent hole-transfer to P3HT.

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