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Title: Environmentally friendly preparation of nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics

Abstract

Aqueous nanoparticle dispersions were prepared from a conjugated polymer poly[thiophene-2,5-diyl-alt-5,10-bis((2-hexyldecyl)oxy)dithieno[3,2-c:3',2'-h][1,5]naphthyridine-2,7-diyl] (PTNT) and fullerene blend utilizing chloroform as well as a non-chlorinated and environmentally benign solvent, o-xylene, as the miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent. The nanoparticles (NPs) in the solid-state film were found to coalesce and offered a smooth surface topography upon thermal annealing. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) with photoactive layer processed from the nanoparticle dispersions prepared using chloroform as the miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent were found to have a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 1.04%, which increased to 1.65% for devices utilizing NPs prepared from o-xylene. Physical, thermal and optical properties of NPs prepared using both chloroform and o-xylene were systematically studied using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and correlated to their photovoltaic properties. The PL results indicate different morphology of NPs in the solid state were achieved by varying miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [5];  [5];  [5];  [5];  [5]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Flinders Univ., Bedford Park, SA (Australia)
  2. Flinders Univ., Bedford Park, SA (Australia); Univ. of Bordeaux (France)
  3. The Univ. of South Pacific, Suva (Fiji)
  4. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goteborg (Sweden)
  5. Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1506340
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1566238
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Organic Electronics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1566-1199
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Pan, Xun, Sharma, Anirudh, Gedefaw, Desta, Kroon, Renee, Diaz de Zerio, Amaia, Holmes, Natalie P., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Barr, Matthew G., Fahy, Adam, Marks, Melissa, Zhou, Xiaojing, Belcher, Warwick, Dastoor, Paul C., and Andersson, Mats R. Environmentally friendly preparation of nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.05.040.
Pan, Xun, Sharma, Anirudh, Gedefaw, Desta, Kroon, Renee, Diaz de Zerio, Amaia, Holmes, Natalie P., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Barr, Matthew G., Fahy, Adam, Marks, Melissa, Zhou, Xiaojing, Belcher, Warwick, Dastoor, Paul C., & Andersson, Mats R. Environmentally friendly preparation of nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.05.040
Pan, Xun, Sharma, Anirudh, Gedefaw, Desta, Kroon, Renee, Diaz de Zerio, Amaia, Holmes, Natalie P., Kilcoyne, A. L. David, Barr, Matthew G., Fahy, Adam, Marks, Melissa, Zhou, Xiaojing, Belcher, Warwick, Dastoor, Paul C., and Andersson, Mats R. Tue . "Environmentally friendly preparation of nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.05.040. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1506340.
@article{osti_1506340,
title = {Environmentally friendly preparation of nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics},
author = {Pan, Xun and Sharma, Anirudh and Gedefaw, Desta and Kroon, Renee and Diaz de Zerio, Amaia and Holmes, Natalie P. and Kilcoyne, A. L. David and Barr, Matthew G. and Fahy, Adam and Marks, Melissa and Zhou, Xiaojing and Belcher, Warwick and Dastoor, Paul C. and Andersson, Mats R.},
abstractNote = {Aqueous nanoparticle dispersions were prepared from a conjugated polymer poly[thiophene-2,5-diyl-alt-5,10-bis((2-hexyldecyl)oxy)dithieno[3,2-c:3',2'-h][1,5]naphthyridine-2,7-diyl] (PTNT) and fullerene blend utilizing chloroform as well as a non-chlorinated and environmentally benign solvent, o-xylene, as the miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent. The nanoparticles (NPs) in the solid-state film were found to coalesce and offered a smooth surface topography upon thermal annealing. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) with photoactive layer processed from the nanoparticle dispersions prepared using chloroform as the miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent were found to have a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 1.04%, which increased to 1.65% for devices utilizing NPs prepared from o-xylene. Physical, thermal and optical properties of NPs prepared using both chloroform and o-xylene were systematically studied using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and correlated to their photovoltaic properties. The PL results indicate different morphology of NPs in the solid state were achieved by varying miniemulsion dispersed phase solvent.},
doi = {10.1016/j.orgel.2018.05.040},
journal = {Organic Electronics},
number = C,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Chemical structure of PTNT.

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