A Series of Pyrene-Substituted Silicon Phthalocyanines as Near-IR Sensitizers in Organic Ternary Solar Cells

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Author(s): Ke L, Min J, Adam M, Gasparini N, Hou Y, Perea JD, Chen W, Zhang H, Fladischer S, Sale AC, Spiecker E, Tykwinski R, Brabec C, Ameri T
Journal: Advanced Energy Materials
Publication year: 2016
ISSN: 1614-6840


Abstract


An attractive method to broaden the absorption bandwidth of polymer/fullerene-based bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells is to blend near infrared (near-IR) sensitizers into the host system. Axial substitution of silicon phthalocyanines (Pcs) opens a possibility to modify the chemical, thermodynamic, electronic, and optical properties. Different axial substitutions are already designed to modify the thermodynamic properties of Pcs, but the impact of extending the π-conjugation of the axial ligand on the opto-electronic properties, as a function of the length of the alkyl spacer, has not been investigated yet. For this purpose, a novel series of pyrene-substituted silicon phthalocyanines (SiPc-Pys) with varying lengths of alkyl chain tethers are synthesized. The UV-vis and external quantum efficiency (EQE) results exhibit an efficient near IR sensitization up to 800 nm, clearly establishing the impact of the pyrene substitution. This yields an increase of over 20% in the short circuit current density (J ) and over 50% in the power conversion efficiency (PCE) for the dye-sensitized ternary device. Charge generation, transport properties, and microstructure are studied using different advanced technologies. Remarkably, these results provide guidance for the diverse and judicious selection of dye sensitizers to overcome the absorption limitation and achieve high efficiency ternary solar cells.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Adam, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie I
Ameri, Tayebeh Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Chen, Wei
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Rechberger, Stefanie Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Gasparini, Nicola
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Hou, Yi Dr.-Ing.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Ke, Lili
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Min, Jie
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Sale, Anna-Chiara
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie I
Spiecker, Erdmann Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Tykwinski, Rik Prof.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie I
Zhang, Hong
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Ke, L., Min, J., Adam, M., Gasparini, N., Hou, Y., Perea, J.D.,... Ameri, T. (2016). A Series of Pyrene-Substituted Silicon Phthalocyanines as Near-IR Sensitizers in Organic Ternary Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201502355

MLA:
Ke, Lili, et al. "A Series of Pyrene-Substituted Silicon Phthalocyanines as Near-IR Sensitizers in Organic Ternary Solar Cells." Advanced Energy Materials (2016).

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