Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells.

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Wadsworth A, Moser M, Marks A, Little MS, Gasparini N, Brabec C, Baran D, Mcculloch I
Journal: Chemical Society Reviews
Publication year: 2018
ISSN: 0306-0012
eISSN: 1460-4744
Language: English


Abstract

Fullerenes have formed an integral part of high performance organic solar cells over the last 20 years, however their inherent limitations in terms of synthetic flexibility, cost and stability have acted as a motivation to develop replacements; the so-called non-fullerene electron acceptors. A rapid evolution of such materials has taken place over the last few years, yielding a number of promising candidates that can exceed the device performance of fullerenes and provide opportunities to improve upon the stability and processability of organic solar cells. In this review we explore the structure-property relationships of a library of non-fullerene acceptors, highlighting the important chemical modifications that have led to progress in the field and provide an outlook for future innovations in electron acceptors for use in organic photovoltaics.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Baran, Derya
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Gasparini, Nicola
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


External institutions with authors

Imperial College London / The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


Research Fields

Neue Materialien und Prozesse
Research focus area of a faculty: Technische Fakultät


How to cite

APA:
Wadsworth, A., Moser, M., Marks, A., Little, M.S., Gasparini, N., Brabec, C.,... Mcculloch, I. (2018). Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells. Chemical Society Reviews. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00892a

MLA:
Wadsworth, Andrew, et al. "Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells." Chemical Society Reviews (2018).

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