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Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene-alt-terthiophene Copolymers Containing Styryl-Triphenylamine Side Chains: Synthesis and Photovoltaic Performance Optimization with Fullerene Acceptors

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  • Xitian Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Zhi-Guo Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China.
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  • Wenli Tang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Suling Shen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Guo Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Dan Chi,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Yongfang Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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  • Jizheng Wang

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Abstract

A new two-dimensional-conjugated polymer (PBDTT3-TPA) containing benzodithiophene (BDT) and a side chain isolation comonomer is designed and synthesized. Interestingly, PBDTT3-TPA is compatible with higher lowest unoccupied molecular level (LUMO) acceptors of indene-C60 bisadduct (ICBA), and polymer solar cells based on PBDTT3-TPA/ICBA show an open-circuit voltage (VOC) of ca. 0.80 V and a power conversion efficiency of 2.48% under AM1.5G illumination of at 100 mW cm−2. Furthermore, the energy loss in the corresponding fullerene acceptor devices is discussed, and the increase in the observed VOC is explained quantitatively by the up-shifted LUMO energy of ICBA (0.17 eV) and the reduced saturation current (JSO) in the blends.

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