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Title: Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer:fullerene nanoparticle films with thermally stable morphology for organic photovoltaic applications

Abstract

Polymer:fullerene nanoparticles (NPs) offer two key advantages over bulk heterojunction (BHJ) films for organic photovoltaics (OPVs), water-processability and potentially superior morphological control. Once an optimal active layer morphology is reached, maintaining this morphology at OPV operating temperatures is key to the lifetime of a device. Here in this paper we study the morphology of the PDPP-TNT (poly{3,6-dithiophene-2-yl-2,5-di(2-octyldodecyl)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione-alt-naphthalene}):PC 71BM ([6,6]-phenyl C 71 butyric acid methyl ester) NP system and then compare the thermal stability of NP and BHJ films to the common poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): phenyl C 61 butyric acid methyl ester (PC 61BM) system. We find that material T g plays a key role in the superior thermal stability of the PDPP-TNT:PC 71BM system; whereas for the P3HT:PC 61BM system, domain structure is critical.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW (Australia). Centre for Organic Electronics
  2. Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW (Australia). Centre for Organic Electronics; CSIRO Energy Technology, Newcastle (Australia)
  3. Inst. of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore (Singapore)
  4. Univ. of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, SA (Australia). Ian Wark Research Inst.; Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering/Polymer Technology
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Advanced Light Source (ALS)
  6. Inst. of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore (Singapore); Queensland Univ. of Technology (QUT), Brisbane (Australia). School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1393119
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
MRS Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 2159-6859
Publisher:
Materials Research Society - Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Holmes, Natalie P., Vaughan, Ben, Williams, Evan L., Kroon, Renee, Anderrson, Mats R., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Sonar, Prashant, Zhou, Xiaojing, Dastoor, Paul C., and Belcher, Warwick J. Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer:fullerene nanoparticle films with thermally stable morphology for organic photovoltaic applications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1557/mrc.2017.3.
Holmes, Natalie P., Vaughan, Ben, Williams, Evan L., Kroon, Renee, Anderrson, Mats R., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Sonar, Prashant, Zhou, Xiaojing, Dastoor, Paul C., & Belcher, Warwick J. Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer:fullerene nanoparticle films with thermally stable morphology for organic photovoltaic applications. United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2017.3.
Holmes, Natalie P., Vaughan, Ben, Williams, Evan L., Kroon, Renee, Anderrson, Mats R., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Sonar, Prashant, Zhou, Xiaojing, Dastoor, Paul C., and Belcher, Warwick J. Thu . "Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer:fullerene nanoparticle films with thermally stable morphology for organic photovoltaic applications". United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2017.3.
@article{osti_1393119,
title = {Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer:fullerene nanoparticle films with thermally stable morphology for organic photovoltaic applications},
author = {Holmes, Natalie P. and Vaughan, Ben and Williams, Evan L. and Kroon, Renee and Anderrson, Mats R. and Kilcoyne, A. L. David and Sonar, Prashant and Zhou, Xiaojing and Dastoor, Paul C. and Belcher, Warwick J.},
abstractNote = {Polymer:fullerene nanoparticles (NPs) offer two key advantages over bulk heterojunction (BHJ) films for organic photovoltaics (OPVs), water-processability and potentially superior morphological control. Once an optimal active layer morphology is reached, maintaining this morphology at OPV operating temperatures is key to the lifetime of a device. Here in this paper we study the morphology of the PDPP-TNT (poly{3,6-dithiophene-2-yl-2,5-di(2-octyldodecyl)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione-alt-naphthalene}):PC71BM ([6,6]-phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester) NP system and then compare the thermal stability of NP and BHJ films to the common poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM) system. We find that material Tg plays a key role in the superior thermal stability of the PDPP-TNT:PC71BM system; whereas for the P3HT:PC61BM system, domain structure is critical.},
doi = {10.1557/mrc.2017.3},
journal = {MRS Communications},
issn = {2159-6859},
number = 01,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}

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