2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide - A versatile building block for additive- and annealing-free processing of organic solar cells with effi ciencies exceeding 8%

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563921
Title:
2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide - A versatile building block for additive- and annealing-free processing of organic solar cells with effi ciencies exceeding 8%
Authors:
Nielsen, Christian Bergenstof; Ashraf, Raja Shahid; Treat, Neil D.; Schroeder, Bob C.; Donaghey, Jenny E.; White, Andrew J P; Stingelin, Natalie; McCulloch, Iain ( 0000-0002-6340-7217 )
Abstract:
A new photoactive polymer comprising benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b′:5,6-d′]trithiophene and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide is reported. The synthetic design allows for alkyl chains to be introduced on both electron-rich and electron-deficient components, which in turn allows for rapid optimization of the alkyl chain substitution pattern. Consequently, the optimized polymer shows a maximum efficiency of 8.3% in organic photovoltaic devices processed in commercially viable fashion without solvent additives, annealing, or device engineering.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Materials
Issue Date:
15-Dec-2014
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201404858
PubMed ID:
25511684
PubMed Central ID:
PMC4365755
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09359648
Sponsors:
The authors thank Dr. Mahmoud Ardakani for his help with the SEM sample preparation and analysis and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/G037515/1) and EC FP7 Project X10D for financial support.
Is Supplemented By:
Nielsen, C. B., Ashraf, R. S., Treat, N. D., Schroeder, B. C., Donaghey, J. E., White, A. J. P., … McCulloch, I. (2016). CCDC 1017114: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination [Data set]. Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d4s; DOI:10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d4s; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624493; Nielsen, C. B., Ashraf, R. S., Treat, N. D., Schroeder, B. C., Donaghey, J. E., White, A. J. P., … McCulloch, I. (2016). CCDC 1017115: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination [Data set]. Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d5t; DOI:10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d5t; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624494
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365755
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Christian Bergenstofen
dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Raja Shahiden
dc.contributor.authorTreat, Neil D.en
dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Bob C.en
dc.contributor.authorDonaghey, Jenny E.en
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Andrew J Pen
dc.contributor.authorStingelin, Natalieen
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:19:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:19:36Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-15en
dc.identifier.issn09359648en
dc.identifier.pmid25511684en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adma.201404858en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563921en
dc.description.abstractA new photoactive polymer comprising benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b′:5,6-d′]trithiophene and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide is reported. The synthetic design allows for alkyl chains to be introduced on both electron-rich and electron-deficient components, which in turn allows for rapid optimization of the alkyl chain substitution pattern. Consequently, the optimized polymer shows a maximum efficiency of 8.3% in organic photovoltaic devices processed in commercially viable fashion without solvent additives, annealing, or device engineering.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Dr. Mahmoud Ardakani for his help with the SEM sample preparation and analysis and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/G037515/1) and EC FP7 Project X10D for financial support.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365755en
dc.subjectDonor-acceptor polymersen
dc.subjectOrganic electronicsen
dc.subjectOrganic photovoltaicsen
dc.title2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide - A versatile building block for additive- and annealing-free processing of organic solar cells with effi ciencies exceeding 8%en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Materialsen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4365755en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry And, Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College LondonLondon, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College LondonLondon, United Kingdomen
kaust.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
dc.relation.isSupplementedByNielsen, C. B., Ashraf, R. S., Treat, N. D., Schroeder, B. C., Donaghey, J. E., White, A. J. P., … McCulloch, I. (2016). CCDC 1017114: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination [Data set]. Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d4sen
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dc.relation.isSupplementedByHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624493en
dc.relation.isSupplementedByNielsen, C. B., Ashraf, R. S., Treat, N. D., Schroeder, B. C., Donaghey, J. E., White, A. J. P., … McCulloch, I. (2016). CCDC 1017115: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination [Data set]. Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc134d5ten
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dc.relation.isSupplementedByHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624494en

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