skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Effects of 1,8-diiodooctane on domain nanostructure and charge separation dynamics in PC 71 BM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells

Abstract

Transient absorption and X-ray scattering demonstrate 1,8-diiodooctane impact on morphology and charge generation in mixed phases in bulk heterojunction solar cells.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, The Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1482265
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; SC0001059
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Materials Chemistry. A Journal Volume: 6 Journal Issue: 46; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lou, Sylvia J., Zhou, Nanjia, Guo, Xugang, Chang, Robert P. H., Marks, Tobin J., and Chen, Lin X. Effects of 1,8-diiodooctane on domain nanostructure and charge separation dynamics in PC 71 BM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8TA06865H.
Lou, Sylvia J., Zhou, Nanjia, Guo, Xugang, Chang, Robert P. H., Marks, Tobin J., & Chen, Lin X. Effects of 1,8-diiodooctane on domain nanostructure and charge separation dynamics in PC 71 BM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8TA06865H.
Lou, Sylvia J., Zhou, Nanjia, Guo, Xugang, Chang, Robert P. H., Marks, Tobin J., and Chen, Lin X. Tue . "Effects of 1,8-diiodooctane on domain nanostructure and charge separation dynamics in PC 71 BM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8TA06865H.
@article{osti_1482265,
title = {Effects of 1,8-diiodooctane on domain nanostructure and charge separation dynamics in PC 71 BM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells},
author = {Lou, Sylvia J. and Zhou, Nanjia and Guo, Xugang and Chang, Robert P. H. and Marks, Tobin J. and Chen, Lin X.},
abstractNote = {Transient absorption and X-ray scattering demonstrate 1,8-diiodooctane impact on morphology and charge generation in mixed phases in bulk heterojunction solar cells.},
doi = {10.1039/C8TA06865H},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
number = 46,
volume = 6,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA06865H

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1 work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Alkyl substituted naphtho[1, 2-b: 5, 6-b′]difuran as a new building block towards efficient polymer solar cells
journal, January 2013

  • Liu, Bo; Chen, Xuewen; He, Yuehui
  • RSC Advances, Vol. 3, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3ra40268a

Charge Creation and Recombination in Multi-Length Scale Polymer:Fullerene BHJ Solar Cell Morphologies
journal, June 2016

  • Mukherjee, Subhrangsu; Jiao, Xuechen; Ade, Harald
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 6, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201600699

Hole-Transfer Dependence on Blend Morphology and Energy Level Alignment in Polymer: ITIC Photovoltaic Materials
journal, December 2017

  • Eastham, Nicholas D.; Logsdon, Jenna L.; Manley, Eric F.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 30, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704263

Effects of Postproduction Treatment on Plastic Solar Cells
journal, January 2003

  • Padinger, F.; Rittberger, R. S.; Sariciftci, N. S.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p. 85-88
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200390011

Effects of Additives on the Morphology of Solution Phase Aggregates Formed by Active Layer Components of High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells
journal, December 2011

  • Lou, Sylvia J.; Szarko, Jodi M.; Xu, Tao
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 133, Issue 51
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja2085564

An isoindigo and dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]silole copolymer for polymer solar cells
journal, January 2012

  • Stalder, Romain; Grand, Caroline; Subbiah, Jegadesan
  • Polym. Chem., Vol. 3, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00402F

Characterization of the Polymer Energy Landscape in Polymer:Fullerene Bulk Heterojunctions with Pure and Mixed Phases
journal, August 2014

  • Sweetnam, Sean; Graham, Kenneth R.; Ngongang Ndjawa, Guy O.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 136, Issue 40
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja505463r

Unraveling the Morphology of High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Based on the Donor Polymer PBDTTT-EFT
journal, December 2014

  • Huang, Wenchao; Gann, Eliot; Thomsen, Lars
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201401259

Achieving a high fill factor for organic solar cells
journal, January 2016

  • Jao, Meng-Huan; Liao, Hsueh-Chung; Su, Wei-Fang
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 4, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1039/C6TA00126B

Transition from Solution to the Solid State in Polymer Solar Cells Cast from Mixed Solvents
journal, November 2008

  • Peet, Jeffrey; Cho, Nam Sung; Lee, Sang Kyu
  • Macromolecules, Vol. 41, Issue 22
  • DOI: 10.1021/ma801945h

Small-Bandgap Polymer Solar Cells with Unprecedented Short-Circuit Current Density and High Fill Factor
journal, April 2015


Solvent–Morphology–Property Relationship of PTB7:PC 71 BM Polymer Solar Cells
journal, January 2017

  • Guo, Shuai; Wang, Weijia; Herzig, Eva M.
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 9, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b14926

Synthesis and Exciton Dynamics of Triplet Sensitized Conjugated Polymers
journal, August 2015

  • Andernach, Rolf; Utzat, Hendrik; Dimitrov, Stoichko D.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 137, Issue 32
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06223

Structure, Dynamics, and Power Conversion Efficiency Correlations in a New Low Bandgap Polymer: PCBM Solar Cell
journal, January 2010

  • Guo, Jianchang; Liang, Yongye; Szarko, Jodi
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 114, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp909135k

Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cell Applications
journal, November 2009

  • Cheng, Yen-Ju; Yang, Sheng-Hsiung; Hsu, Chain-Shu
  • Chemical Reviews, Vol. 109, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/cr900182s

End-Capping Effect of a Narrow Bandgap Conjugated Polymer on Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
journal, April 2011


The Novel Additive 1-Naphthalenethiol Opens a New Processing Route to Efficiency-Enhanced Polymer Solar Cells
journal, March 2016

  • Jhuo, Hong-Jyun; Liao, Sih-Hao; Li, Yi-Lun
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 26, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505249

Effects of Exciton Polarity in Charge-Transfer Polymer/PCBM Bulk Heterojunction Films
journal, May 2014

  • Rolczynski, Brian S.; Szarko, Jodi M.; Son, Hae Jung
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz5005957

Benzobis(silolothiophene)-Based Low Bandgap Polymers for Efficient Polymer Solar Cells
journal, February 2011

  • Wang, Jie-Yu; Hau, Steven K.; Yip, Hin-Lap
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm1020228

Irena : tool suite for modeling and analysis of small-angle scattering
journal, February 2009


Efficient organic solar cells processed from hydrocarbon solvents
journal, January 2016


Bithiophene Imide and Benzodithiophene Copolymers for Efficient Inverted Polymer Solar Cells
journal, March 2012

  • Zhou, Nanjia; Guo, Xugang; Ortiz, Rocio Ponce
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 17, p. 2242-2248
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201103948

Molecular Understanding of Fullerene - Electron Donor Interactions in Organic Solar Cells
journal, September 2016

  • Ryno, Sean M.; Ravva, Mahesh Kumar; Chen, Xiankai
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 7, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601370

Organic and Polymeric Semiconductors Enhanced by Noncovalent Conformational Locks
journal, July 2017


A universal processing additive for high-performance polymer solar cells
journal, January 2017

  • Lee, Tack Ho; Park, Song Yi; Walker, Bright
  • RSC Advances, Vol. 7, Issue 13
  • DOI: 10.1039/C6RA27944A

Nanoscale Morphology of Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene-Based Bulk- Heterojunction Solar Cells
journal, October 2004

  • Hoppe, H.; Niggemann, M.; Winder, C.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 14, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200305026

Improved Performance of Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Through the Reduction of Phase Separation via Solvent Additives
journal, February 2010

  • Hoven, Corey V.; Dang, Xuan-Dung; Coffin, Robert C.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903677

Design Rules for Organic Donor–Acceptor Heterojunctions: Pathway for Charge Splitting and Detrapping
journal, May 2015

  • Poelking, Carl; Andrienko, Denis
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 137, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02130

Photophysical and Morphological Implications of Single-Strand Conjugated Polymer Folding in Solution
journal, April 2016


Charge-Transfer State Dynamics Following Hole and Electron Transfer in Organic Photovoltaic Devices
journal, December 2012

  • Bakulin, Artem A.; Dimitrov, Stoichko D.; Rao, Akshay
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz301883y

Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells with 6.1% Efficiency through Fine-Tuning Parameters of the Film-Forming Process
journal, December 2014

  • Zhang, Xin; Zhan, Chuanlang; Yao, Jiannian
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 27, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm504140c

Efficiency of bulk-heterojunction organic solar cells
journal, December 2013


On the origin of the open-circuit voltage of polymer–fullerene solar cells
journal, October 2009

  • Vandewal, Koen; Tvingstedt, Kristofer; Gadisa, Abay
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 8, Issue 11, p. 904-909
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat2548

Recent advances in wide bandgap semiconducting polymers for polymer solar cells
journal, January 2017

  • Ma, Yunlong; Kang, Zhenjing; Zheng, Qingdong
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09325F

Molecular solubility and hansen solubility parameters for the analysis of phase separation in bulk heterojunctions
journal, August 2012

  • Duong, Duc T.; Walker, Bright; Lin, Jason
  • Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 50, Issue 20
  • DOI: 10.1002/polb.23153

Incorporation of Furan into Low Band-Gap Polymers for Efficient Solar Cells
journal, November 2010

  • Woo, Claire H.; Beaujuge, Pierre M.; Holcombe, Thomas W.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, Issue 44
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja108115y

Significance of Average Domain Purity and Mixed Domains on the Photovoltaic Performance of High-Efficiency Solution-Processed Small-Molecule BHJ Solar Cells
journal, July 2015

  • Mukherjee, Subhrangsu; Proctor, Christopher M.; Bazan, Guillermo C.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500877

Photoinduced Carrier Generation and Decay Dynamics in Intercalated and Non-intercalated Polymer:Fullerene Bulk Heterojunctions
journal, June 2011

  • Rance, William L.; Ferguson, Andrew J.; McCarthy-Ward, Thomas
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 5, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn201251v

Film morphology of solution-processed regioregular ternary conjugated polymer solar cells under processing additive stress
journal, January 2017

  • Yuan, Jianyu; Ford, Michael J.; Ma, Wanli
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02510F

Increased Exciton Dipole Moment Translates into Charge-Transfer Excitons in Thiophene-Fluorinated Low-Bandgap Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
journal, November 2015


Competition between recombination and extraction of free charges determines the fill factor of organic solar cells
journal, May 2015

  • Bartesaghi, Davide; Pérez, Irene del Carmen; Kniepert, Juliane
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 6, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8083

Absolute Measurement of Domain Composition and Nanoscale Size Distribution Explains Performance in PTB7:PC 71 BM Solar Cells
journal, October 2012

  • Collins, Brian A.; Li, Zhe; Tumbleston, John R.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201200377

Interplay of alternative conjugated pathways and steric interactions on the electronic and optical properties of donor–acceptor conjugated polymers
journal, January 2014

  • Lima, Igo T.; Risko, Chad; Aziz, Saadullah G.
  • J. Mater. Chem. C, Vol. 2, Issue 42
  • DOI: 10.1039/C4TC01264J

Molecular Miscibility of Polymer−Fullerene Blends
journal, October 2010

  • Collins, Brian A.; Gann, Eliot; Guignard, Lewis
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz101276h

Photoactive Blend Morphology Engineering through Systematically Tuning Aggregation in All-Polymer Solar Cells
journal, January 2018

  • Wang, Gang; Eastham, Nicholas D.; Aldrich, Thomas J.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 8, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201702173

Recent Advances in Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells
journal, August 2015


Influence of Blend Composition on Ultrafast Charge Generation and Recombination Dynamics in Low Band Gap Polymer-Based Organic Photovoltaics
journal, April 2012

  • Grancini, Giulia; Martino, Nicola; Antognazza, Maria Rosa
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 116, Issue 17
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp302787u

Toward Solution-Processed High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells: from Material Design to Device Engineering
journal, September 2016


The Next Breakthrough for Organic Photovoltaics?
journal, December 2014

  • Jackson, Nicholas E.; Savoie, Brett M.; Marks, Tobin J.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz502223t

Effect of Blend Composition and Additives on the Morphology of PCPDTBT:PC 71 BM Thin Films for Organic Photovoltaics
journal, September 2015

  • Schaffer, Christoph J.; Schlipf, Johannes; Dwi Indari, Efi
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 7, Issue 38
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b05939

A Wide Band Gap Polymer with a Deep Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital Level Enables 14.2% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells
journal, May 2018

  • Li, Sunsun; Ye, Long; Zhao, Wenchao
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 140, Issue 23
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02695

Effect of Morphology on Ultrafast Free Carrier Generation in Polythiophene:Fullerene Organic Solar Cells
journal, October 2010

  • Howard, Ian A.; Mauer, Ralf; Meister, Michael
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, Issue 42
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja105260d

Scherrer grain-size analysis adapted to grazing-incidence scattering with area detectors
journal, October 2009


Enhanced power-conversion efficiency in polymer solar cells using an inverted device structure
journal, August 2012


Effect of Processing Additive on the Nanomorphology of a Bulk Heterojunction Material
journal, October 2010

  • Moon, Ji Sun; Takacs, Christopher J.; Cho, Shinuk
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl101923m

π-Conjugated Donor Polymers: Structure Formation and Morphology in Solution, Bulk and Photovoltaic Blends
journal, August 2017

  • Hildner, Richard; Köhler, Anna; Müller-Buschbaum, Peter
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 7, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700314

Relationship between Film Morphology, Optical, and Conductive Properties of Poly(thienothiophene): [6,6]-Phenyl C-61-Butyric Acid Methyl Ester Bulk Heterojunctions
journal, September 2008

  • Grzegorczyk, Wojciech J.; Savenije, Tom J.; Heeney, Martin
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, Issue 41
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp8044548

10.2% Power Conversion Efficiency Polymer Tandem Solar Cells Consisting of Two Identical Sub-Cells
journal, May 2013


Relating Recombination, Density of States, and Device Performance in an Efficient Polymer:Fullerene Organic Solar Cell Blend
journal, June 2013

  • Hawks, Steven A.; Deledalle, Florent; Yao, Jizhong
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300194

Effect of Solvent Additives on the Solution Aggregation of Phenyl-C 61 –Butyl Acid Methyl Ester (PCBM)
journal, December 2015


Single-Junction Organic Solar Cells Based on a Novel Wide-Bandgap Polymer with Efficiency of 9.7%
journal, April 2015


Single-Junction Polymer Solar Cells with Over 10% Efficiency by a Novel Two-Dimensional Donor–Acceptor Conjugated Copolymer
journal, February 2015

  • Liu, Chang; Yi, Chao; Wang, Kai
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 7, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1021/am509047g

Organic photovoltaics
journal, December 2012


Highly Crystalline Films of PCPDTBT with Branched Side Chains by Solvent Vapor Crystallization: Influence on Opto-Electronic Properties
journal, December 2014

  • Fischer, Florian S. U.; Trefz, Daniel; Back, Justus
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403475

In Situ GIWAXS Analysis of Solvent and Additive Effects on PTB7 Thin Film Microstructure Evolution during Spin Coating
journal, October 2017

  • Manley, Eric F.; Strzalka, Joseph; Fauvell, Thomas J.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 43
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201703933

Structural Evolution of Crystalline Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Domains from Solution to the Solid State in the Presence and Absence of an Additive
journal, January 2015

  • Su, Yu-Wei; Liu, Chih-Ming; Jiang, Jian-Ming
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 119, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp512315a

Phase behaviour of liquid-crystalline polymer/fullerene organic photovoltaic blends: thermal stability and miscibility
journal, January 2011

  • Müller, Christian; Bergqvist, Jonas; Vandewal, Koen
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 21, Issue 29
  • DOI: 10.1039/c1jm11239b

Solvent mixtures for improving device efficiency of polymer photovoltaic devices
journal, March 2008

  • Chen, Fang-Chung; Tseng, Hsin-Chen; Ko, Chu-Jung
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.2898153

Morphology-Dependent Charge Photogeneration in Donor–Acceptor Block Copolymer Films Based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene)- bloc k -Poly(perylene bisimide acrylate)
journal, August 2012

  • Huettner, Sven; Hodgkiss, Justin M.; Sommer, Michael
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 116, Issue 33
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp301966p

Processing additive suppresses phase separation in the active layer of organic photovoltaics based on naphthalene diimide
journal, November 2014


A general relationship between disorder, aggregation and charge transport in conjugated polymers
journal, August 2013

  • Noriega, Rodrigo; Rivnay, Jonathan; Vandewal, Koen
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 12, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat3722

An efficient photovoltaic device based on novel D–A–D solution-processable small molecules
journal, October 2014


Dispersive Non-Geminate Recombination in an Amorphous Polymer:Fullerene Blend
journal, May 2016

  • Kurpiers, Jona; Neher, Dieter
  • Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/srep26832

Control of the active layer nanomorphology by using co-additives towards high-performance bulk heterojunction solar cells
journal, September 2012


Mapping the Competition between Exciton Dissociation and Charge Transport in Organic Solar Cells
journal, October 2016

  • Oh, Soong Ju; Kim, Jongbok; Mativetsky, Jeffrey M.
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 8, Issue 42
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b07810

Material Crystallinity as a Determinant of Triplet Dynamics and Oxygen Quenching in Donor Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Devices
journal, October 2013

  • Soon, Ying W.; Shoaee, Safa; Ashraf, Raja Shahid
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201302612

Wide band gap diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymers incorporating biphenyl units applied in polymer solar cells
journal, January 2014

  • Li, Weiwei; Furlan, Alice; Roelofs, W. S. Christian
  • Chem. Commun., Vol. 50, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47868H

Polymer solar cells with enhanced fill factors
journal, August 2013


A new Guinier–Porod model
journal, May 2010


Computational Methodologies for Developing Structure–Morphology–Performance Relationships in Organic Solar Cells: A Protocol Review
journal, September 2016


Influence of Chemical Structure on the Charge Transfer State Spectrum of a Polymer:Fullerene Complex
journal, April 2014

  • Few, Sheridan; Frost, Jarvist M.; Kirkpatrick, James
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp412449n

Aggregation and morphology control enables multiple cases of high-efficiency polymer solar cells
journal, November 2014

  • Liu, Yuhang; Zhao, Jingbo; Li, Zhengke
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 5, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6293

Improved Performance of Molecular Bulk-Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells through Predictable Selection of Solvent Additives
journal, July 2012

  • Graham, Kenneth R.; Wieruszewski, Patrick M.; Stalder, Romain
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 22
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201102456

Molecular Structure Controlled Transitions between Free-Charge Generation and Trap Formation in a Conjugated Copolymer Series
journal, February 2016

  • Pandit, Bill; Jackson, Nicholas E.; Zheng, Tianyue
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 120, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10291

Small-Angle Scattering from Polymeric Mass Fractals of Arbitrary Mass-Fractal Dimension
journal, April 1996


Spectroscopic Evaluation of Mixing and Crystallinity of Fullerenes in Bulk Heterojunctions
journal, September 2014

  • Guilbert, Anne A. Y.; Schmidt, Malte; Bruno, Annalisa
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 44
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401626

Non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells
journal, February 2018


Mapping Polymer Donors toward High-Efficiency Fullerene Free Organic Solar Cells
journal, November 2016


Time-Resolved Structural Evolution of Additive-Processed Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
journal, February 2012

  • Rogers, James T.; Schmidt, Kristin; Toney, Michael F.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 134, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja2104747

Effect of Solvent Additive on Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in PTB7:PCBM Solar Cells: A Conclusive Experimental and Numerical Simulation Study
journal, April 2015

  • Kniepert, Juliane; Lange, Ilja; Heidbrink, Jan
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 119, Issue 15
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp512721e

The Effect of Processing Additives on Energetic Disorder in Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaics: A Case Study on PBDTTT-C-T:PC 71 BM
journal, May 2015

  • Gao, Feng; Himmelberger, Scott; Andersson, Mattias
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, Issue 26
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405913

Toward High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells: Influence of Local Chemical Environment and Morphology
journal, September 2016

  • Zhou, Cheng; Zhang, Guichuan; Zhong, Chengmei
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 7, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601081

Approximations Leading to a Unified Exponential/Power-Law Approach to Small-Angle Scattering
journal, December 1995


In Situ Analysis of Solvent and Additive Effects on Film Morphology Evolution in Spin-Cast Small-Molecule and Polymer Photovoltaic Materials
journal, May 2018

  • Manley, Eric F.; Strzalka, Joseph; Fauvell, Thomas J.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 8, Issue 23
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201800611

Effect of Processing Additives on the Solidification of Blade-Coated Polymer/Fullerene Blend Films via In-Situ Structure Measurements
journal, April 2013

  • Shin, Nayool; Richter, Lee J.; Herzing, Andrew A.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201201027

A Close Look at Charge Generation in Polymer:Fullerene Blends with Microstructure Control
journal, February 2015

  • Scarongella, Mariateresa; De Jonghe-Risse, Jelissa; Buchaca-Domingo, Ester
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 137, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja510032x

What Controls the Rate of Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Charge Separation Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaic Blends
journal, September 2016

  • Jakowetz, Andreas C.; Böhm, Marcus L.; Zhang, Jiangbin
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 138, Issue 36
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b05131

Bulk heterojunction solar cells with internal quantum efficiency approaching 100%
journal, April 2009

  • Park, Sung Heum; Roy, Anshuman; Beaupré, Serge
  • Nature Photonics, Vol. 3, Issue 5, p. 297-302
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2009.69

Charge transfer excitons in low band gap polymer based solar cells and the role of processing additives
journal, January 2011

  • Scharber, Markus C.; Lungenschmied, Christoph; Egelhaaf, Hans-Joachim
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 4, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1039/c1ee02181h

Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Using Thieno[3,4- c ]pyrrole-4,6-dione and Dithieno[3,2- b :2′,3′- d ]silole Copolymer with a Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.3%
journal, March 2011

  • Chu, Ta-Ya; Lu, Jianping; Beaupré, Serge
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 133, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja200314m

Enhancing Indacenodithiophene Acceptor Crystallinity via Substituent Manipulation Increases Organic Solar Cell Efficiency
journal, November 2017


Ultrafast Electron Transfer and Decay Dynamics in a Small Band Gap Bulk Heterojunction Material
journal, September 2007


For the Bright Future-Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.4%
journal, May 2010

  • Liang, Yongye; Xu, Zheng; Xia, Jiangbin
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 20, p. E135-E138
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903528

On the Efficiency Limit of Conjugated Polymer:Fullerene-Based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
journal, January 2016


Processing Additives for Improved Efficiency from Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
journal, March 2008

  • Lee, Jae Kwan; Ma, Wan Li; Brabec, Christoph J.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja710079w

How the Energetic Landscape in the Mixed Phase of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Evolves with Fullerene Content
journal, March 2016

  • Sweetnam, Sean; Prasanna, Rohit; Burke, Timothy M.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 120, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b00753

Limits on the Fill Factor in Organic Photovoltaics: Distinguishing Nongeminate and Geminate Recombination Mechanisms
journal, February 2013

  • Dibb, George F. A.; Jamieson, Fiona C.; Maurano, Andrea
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz400140p

Highly efficient organic solar cells based on a poly(2,7-carbazole) derivative
journal, January 2009

  • Wakim, Salem; Beaupré, Serge; Blouin, Nicolas
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 19, Issue 30
  • DOI: 10.1039/b901302d

Binary Organic Photovoltaic Blends: A Simple Rationale for Optimum Compositions
journal, August 2008

  • Müller, Christian; Ferenczi, Toby A. M.; Campoy-Quiles, Mariano
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 20, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200800963

Materials Design Considerations for Charge Generation in Organic Solar Cells
journal, September 2013

  • Dimitrov, Stoichko D.; Durrant, James R.
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm402403z