High-Performance Thick-Film All-Polymer Solar Cells Created Via Ternary Blending of a Novel Wide-Bandgap Electron-Donating Copolymer

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Fan B, Zhu P, Xin J, Li N, Ying L, Zhong W, Li Z, Ma W, Huang F, Cao Y
Journal: Advanced Energy Materials
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 8
Journal issue: 14
ISSN: 1614-6832
eISSN: 1614-6840
Language: English


Abstract

A novel wide-bandgap electron-donating copolymer containing an electrondeficient, difluorobenzotriazole building block with a siloxane-terminated side chain is developed. The resulting polymer, poly{(4,8-bis(4,5-dihexylthiophen2- yl) benzo[1,2-b: 4,5-b'] dithiophene-co-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)-5,6-difluoro-2-(6( 1,1,1,3,5,5,5-heptamethyltri-siloxan-3-yl) hexyl)-2H-benzo[d][1,2,3] triazole} (PBTA-Si), is used to successfully fabricate high-performance, ternary, all-polymer solar cells (all-PSCs) insensitive to the active layer thickness. An impressively high fill factor of approximate to 76% is achieved with various ternary-blending ratios. The optimized all-PSCs attain a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 9.17% with an active layer thickness of 350 nm and maintain a PCE over 8% for thicknesses over 400 nm, which is the highest reported efficiency for thick all-PSCs. These results can be attributed to efficient charge transfer, additional energy transfer, high and balanced charge transport, and weak recombination behavior in the photo-active layer. Moreover, the photoactive layers of the ternary all-PSCs are processed in a nonhalogenated solvent, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, which greatly improves their compatibility with large-scale manufacturing.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Li, Ning Dr.-Ing.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


External institutions
South China University of Technology (SCUT) / 华南理工大学
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) / 西安交通大学


How to cite

APA:
Fan, B., Zhu, P., Xin, J., Li, N., Ying, L., Zhong, W.,... Cao, Y. (2018). High-Performance Thick-Film All-Polymer Solar Cells Created Via Ternary Blending of a Novel Wide-Bandgap Electron-Donating Copolymer. Advanced Energy Materials, 8(14). https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201703085

MLA:
Fan, Baobing, et al. "High-Performance Thick-Film All-Polymer Solar Cells Created Via Ternary Blending of a Novel Wide-Bandgap Electron-Donating Copolymer." Advanced Energy Materials 8.14 (2018).

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