High Performance All-Polymer Solar Cell via Polymer Side-Chain Engineering
Appleton, Anthony Lucas
Koleilat, Ghada I.
Mannsfeld, Stefan C. B.
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598473
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractAn average PCE of 4.2% for all-polymer solar cells from 20 devices with an average J SC of 8.8 mA cm-2 are obtained with a donor-acceptor pair despite a low LUMO-LUMO energy offset of less than 0.1 eV. Incorporation of polystyrene side chains into the donor polymer is found to assist in reducing the phase separation domain length scale, and results in more than 20% enhancement of PCE. We observe a direct correlation between the short circuit current (J SC) and the length scale of BHJ phase separation, which is obtained by resonance soft X-ray scattering. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
CitationZhou Y, Kurosawa T, Ma W, Guo Y, Fang L, et al. (2014) High Performance All-Polymer Solar Cell via Polymer Side-Chain Engineering. Advanced Materials 26: 3767–3772. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201306242.
SponsorsAcknowledge support from the Office of Naval Research (N00014-14-1-0142), KAUST Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics at Stanford and the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Program, NSF DMR-1303742 and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Projects 21174004 and 21222403). Soft X-ray characterization and analysis by NCSU supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Science, Division of Materials Science and Engineering under Contract DE-FG02-98ER45737. Soft X-ray data was acquired at beamlines 220.127.116.11 at the Advanced Light Source, which is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U. S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. We thank Professor Michael D. McGehee, Dr. George F. Burkhard and Dr. Eric T. Hoke for their help in discussion of the recombination mechanism.
CollectionsPublications Acknowledging KAUST Support
- Correlating the efficiency and nanomorphology of polymer blend solar cells utilizing resonant soft X-ray scattering.
- Authors: Yan H, Collins BA, Gann E, Wang C, Ade H, McNeill CR
- Issue date: 2012 Jan 24
- A new class of semiconducting polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells with exceptionally high performance.
- Authors: Liang Y, Yu L
- Issue date: 2010 Sep 21
- Defining the nanostructured morphology of triblock copolymers using resonant soft X-ray scattering.
- Authors: Wang C, Lee DH, Hexemer A, Kim MI, Zhao W, Hasegawa H, Ade H, Russell TP
- Issue date: 2011 Sep 14
- Quantification of nano- and mesoscale phase separation and relation to donor and acceptor quantum efficiency, J(sc), and FF in polymer:fullerene solar cells.
- Authors: Ma W, Tumbleston JR, Ye L, Wang C, Hou J, Ade H
- Issue date: 2014 Jul 2
- The influence of poly(3-hexylthiophene) regioregularity on fullerene-composite solar cell performance.
- Authors: Woo CH, Thompson BC, Kim BJ, Toney MF, Fréchet JM
- Issue date: 2008 Dec 3