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Title: Stable solvent for solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films and its application to organic solar cells

Abstract

A solution-based method to electrically p-dope organic semiconductors enabling the fabrication of organic solar cells with simplified geometry is implemented with acetonitrile as an alternative to nitromethane.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1476171
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1441224
Grant/Contract Number:  
FA9550-16-1-0168; 105-2917-I-564-044; AC02-76SF00515; N00014-14-1-0580; N00014-16-1-2520; 72150387; ECCS-1542174
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Larrain, Felipe A., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Chou, Wen -Fang, Rodriguez-Toro, Victor A., Huang, Tzu -Yen, Toney, Michael F., and Kippelen, Bernard. Stable solvent for solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films and its application to organic solar cells. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/c8ee00811f.
Larrain, Felipe A., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Chou, Wen -Fang, Rodriguez-Toro, Victor A., Huang, Tzu -Yen, Toney, Michael F., & Kippelen, Bernard. Stable solvent for solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films and its application to organic solar cells. United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee00811f.
Larrain, Felipe A., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, Chou, Wen -Fang, Rodriguez-Toro, Victor A., Huang, Tzu -Yen, Toney, Michael F., and Kippelen, Bernard. Fri . "Stable solvent for solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films and its application to organic solar cells". United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee00811f. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1476171.
@article{osti_1476171,
title = {Stable solvent for solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films and its application to organic solar cells},
author = {Larrain, Felipe A. and Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek and Chou, Wen -Fang and Rodriguez-Toro, Victor A. and Huang, Tzu -Yen and Toney, Michael F. and Kippelen, Bernard},
abstractNote = {A solution-based method to electrically p-dope organic semiconductors enabling the fabrication of organic solar cells with simplified geometry is implemented with acetonitrile as an alternative to nitromethane.},
doi = {10.1039/c8ee00811f},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
number = 8,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Optical and electrical properties of P3HT films immersed in a PMA solution in acetonitrile or nitromethane. (a) Chemical structures of phosphomolybdic acid (PMA), nitromethane, acetonitrile and poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT). (b) The transmittance of 41 nm-thick pristine P3HT and PMA-im-P3HT (after post-process immersion for 30 min in 0.5 M PMAmore » solution in either nitromethane or acetonitrile) films, with the normalized change in the transmittance data in the inset. (c) WF values of 188- nm thick PMA-im-P3HT layers immersed in 0.5 M solution of PMA in nitromethane or acetonitrile for varying immersion times. Error bars represent statistical variations over a minimum of four spots on each film.« less

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