Molecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622121
Title:
Molecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cells
Authors:
Ryno, Sean; Ravva, Mahesh Kumar ( 0000-0001-9619-0176 ) ; Chen, Xiankai; Li, Haoyuan ( 0000-0002-2469-5842 ) ; Bredas, Jean-Luc ( 0000-0001-7278-4471 )
Abstract:
Organic solar cells hold promise of providing low-cost, renewable power generation, with current devices providing up to 13% power conversion efficiency. The rational design of more performant systems requires an in-depth understanding of the interactions between the electron donating and electron accepting materials within the active layers of these devices. Here, we explore works that give insight into the intermolecular interactions between electron donors and electron acceptors, and the impact of molecular orientations and environment on these interactions. We highlight, from a theoretical standpoint, the effects of intermolecular interactions on the stability of charge carriers at the donor/acceptor interface and in the bulk and how these interactions influence the nature of the charge transfer states as wells as the charge separation and charge transport processes. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
KAUST Department:
Laboratory for Computational and Theoretical Chemistry of Advanced Materials; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Ryno SM, Ravva MK, Chen X, Li H, Brédas J-L (2016) Molecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials: 1601370. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201601370.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Energy Materials
Issue Date:
13-Sep-2016
DOI:
10.1002/aenm.201601370
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1614-6832
Sponsors:
This work has been supported by competitive research funding at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and by ONR Global (Award N62909-15-1-2003). We thank KAUST IT Research Computing and the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory for providing continuous assistance as well as ample computational and storage resources. S.R. thanks Dr. Tonghui Wang for providing structures for the Table of Contents graphic.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aenm.201601370/abstract
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dc.contributor.authorRyno, Seanen
dc.contributor.authorRavva, Mahesh Kumaren
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xiankaien
dc.contributor.authorLi, Haoyuanen
dc.contributor.authorBredas, Jean-Lucen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-01T13:44:45Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-01T13:44:45Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-13en
dc.identifier.citationRyno SM, Ravva MK, Chen X, Li H, Brédas J-L (2016) Molecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials: 1601370. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201601370.en
dc.identifier.issn1614-6832en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/aenm.201601370en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622121-
dc.description.abstractOrganic solar cells hold promise of providing low-cost, renewable power generation, with current devices providing up to 13% power conversion efficiency. The rational design of more performant systems requires an in-depth understanding of the interactions between the electron donating and electron accepting materials within the active layers of these devices. Here, we explore works that give insight into the intermolecular interactions between electron donors and electron acceptors, and the impact of molecular orientations and environment on these interactions. We highlight, from a theoretical standpoint, the effects of intermolecular interactions on the stability of charge carriers at the donor/acceptor interface and in the bulk and how these interactions influence the nature of the charge transfer states as wells as the charge separation and charge transport processes. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported by competitive research funding at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and by ONR Global (Award N62909-15-1-2003). We thank KAUST IT Research Computing and the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory for providing continuous assistance as well as ample computational and storage resources. S.R. thanks Dr. Tonghui Wang for providing structures for the Table of Contents graphic.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aenm.201601370/abstracten
dc.subjectCharge transporten
dc.subjectElectronic processesen
dc.subjectMolecular interactionsen
dc.subjectOrganic photovoltaicsen
dc.subjectPolarization energyen
dc.titleMolecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory for Computational and Theoretical Chemistry of Advanced Materialsen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Energy Materialsen
kaust.authorRyno, Seanen
kaust.authorRavva, Mahesh Kumaren
kaust.authorChen, Xiankaien
kaust.authorLi, Haoyuanen
kaust.authorBredas, Jean-Lucen
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