1,4-Fullerene Derivatives: Tuning the Properties of the Electron Transporting Layer in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells


  • Partial support of this work (A.V., N.A.B., F.G.B., F.W.) was provided by MC-CAM IRP7. Additional support (C.S., N.D.T., M.L.C.) was provided by the Center for Energy Efficient Material, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001009.


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Tune me up: The increasing number of new donor materials for organic solar cells requires compatible electron acceptors. A series of 1,4-fullerene adducts with tunable chemical, electronic, and material properties is introduced to effectively influence the photovoltaic characteristics of solar cells.