Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627688
Title:
Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells
Authors:
Wadsworth, Andrew ( 0000-0002-9050-0599 ) ; Moser, Maximilian; Marks, Adam ( 0000-0001-9819-4349 ) ; Little, Mark S. ( 0000-0003-0038-9477 ) ; Gasparini, Nicola ( 0000-0002-3226-8234 ) ; Brabec, Christoph J. ( 0000-0002-9440-0253 ) ; Baran, Derya ( 0000-0003-2196-8187 ) ; McCulloch, Iain ( 0000-0002-6340-7217 )
Abstract:
Fullerenes have formed an integral part of high performance organic solar cells over the last 20 years, however their inherent limitations in terms of synthetic flexibility, cost and stability have acted as a motivation to develop replacements; the so-called non-fullerene electron acceptors. A rapid evolution of such materials has taken place over the last few years, yielding a number of promising candidates that can exceed the device performance of fullerenes and provide opportunities to improve upon the stability and processability of organic solar cells. In this review we explore the structure-property relationships of a library of non-fullerene acceptors, highlighting the important chemical modifications that have led to progress in the field and provide an outlook for future innovations in electron acceptors for use in organic photovoltaics.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Solar Center (KSC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program; Chemical Science Program
Citation:
Wadsworth A, Moser M, Marks A, Little MS, Gasparini N, et al. (2018) Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells. Chemical Society Reviews. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00892a.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Chemical Society Reviews
Issue Date:
26-Apr-2018
DOI:
10.1039/c7cs00892a
PubMed ID:
29697109
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0306-0012; 1460-4744
Sponsors:
We acknowledge funding from KAUST and BASF, as well as EPSRC Project EP/G037515/1, EP/M005143/1, EC FP7 Project SC2 (610115), and EC H2020 Project SOLEDLIGHT (643791) for their financial support.
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http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/CS/C7CS00892A#!divAbstract
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Materials Science and Engineering Program; KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

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dc.contributor.authorWadsworth, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorMoser, Maximilianen
dc.contributor.authorMarks, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Mark S.en
dc.contributor.authorGasparini, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorBrabec, Christoph J.en
dc.contributor.authorBaran, Deryaen
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-30T06:58:23Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-30T06:58:23Z-
dc.date.issued2018-04-26en
dc.identifier.citationWadsworth A, Moser M, Marks A, Little MS, Gasparini N, et al. (2018) Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells. Chemical Society Reviews. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00892a.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-0012en
dc.identifier.issn1460-4744en
dc.identifier.pmid29697109-
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c7cs00892aen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627688-
dc.description.abstractFullerenes have formed an integral part of high performance organic solar cells over the last 20 years, however their inherent limitations in terms of synthetic flexibility, cost and stability have acted as a motivation to develop replacements; the so-called non-fullerene electron acceptors. A rapid evolution of such materials has taken place over the last few years, yielding a number of promising candidates that can exceed the device performance of fullerenes and provide opportunities to improve upon the stability and processability of organic solar cells. In this review we explore the structure-property relationships of a library of non-fullerene acceptors, highlighting the important chemical modifications that have led to progress in the field and provide an outlook for future innovations in electron acceptors for use in organic photovoltaics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge funding from KAUST and BASF, as well as EPSRC Project EP/G037515/1, EP/M005143/1, EC FP7 Project SC2 (610115), and EC H2020 Project SOLEDLIGHT (643791) for their financial support.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/CS/C7CS00892A#!divAbstracten
dc.rightsThis Open Access Article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licenceen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.titleCritical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.identifier.journalChemical Society Reviewsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (I-MEET), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstra├če 7, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.en
dc.contributor.institutionBavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Haberstrasse 2a, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.en
kaust.authorGasparini, Nicolaen
kaust.authorBaran, Deryaen
kaust.authorMcCulloch, Iainen

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