Robot-Based High-Throughput Engineering of Alcoholic Polymer: Fullerene Nanoparticle Inks for an Eco-Friendly Processing of Organic Solar Cells

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Xie C, Tang X, Berlinghof M, Langner S, Chen S, Späth A, Li N, Fink R, Unruh T, Brabec C
Journal: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Publisher: AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 10
Journal issue: 27
Pages range: 23225-23234
ISSN: 1944-8244
Language: English


Abstract

Development of high-quality organic nanoparticle inks is a significant scientific challenge for the industrial production of solution processed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) with eco-friendly processing methods. In this work, we demonstrate a novel, robot-based, high throughput procedure performing automatic poly(3-hexylthio-phene-2,5-diyl) and indene-C-60 bisadduct nanoparticle ink synthesis in nontoxic alcohols. A novel methodology to prepare particle dispersions for fully functional OPVs by manipulating the particle size and solvent system was studied in detail. The ethanol dispersion with a particle diameter of around 80-100 nm exhibits reduced degradation, yielding a power conversion efficiency of 4.52%, which is the highest performance reported so far for water/alcohol-processed OPV devices. By successfully deploying the high-throughput robot-based approach for an organic nanoparticle ink preparation, we believe that the findings demonstrated in this work will trigger more research interest and effort on eco-friendly industrial production of OPVs.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Berlinghof, Marvin
Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Chen, Shi
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Fink, Rainer Prof. Dr.
Professur für Physikalische Chemie
Langner, Stefan
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Li, Ning Dr.-Ing.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Späth, Andreas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Tang, Xiaofeng
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)
Xie, Chen
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


Additional Organisation
Graduiertenkolleg 1896/2 In situ Mikroskopie mit Elektronen, Röntgenstrahlen und Rastersonden
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum, Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM)


Research Fields

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


How to cite

APA:
Xie, C., Tang, X., Berlinghof, M., Langner, S., Chen, S., Späth, A.,... Brabec, C. (2018). Robot-Based High-Throughput Engineering of Alcoholic Polymer: Fullerene Nanoparticle Inks for an Eco-Friendly Processing of Organic Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(27), 23225-23234. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b03621

MLA:
Xie, Chen, et al. "Robot-Based High-Throughput Engineering of Alcoholic Polymer: Fullerene Nanoparticle Inks for an Eco-Friendly Processing of Organic Solar Cells." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10.27 (2018): 23225-23234.

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