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High-efficiency and air-stable P3HT-based polymer solar cells with a new non-fullerene acceptor

Sarah Holliday, Raja Shahid Ashraf, Andrew Wadsworth, Derya Baran, Syeda Amber Yousaf, Christian B. Nielsen, Ching-Hong Tan, Stoichko Dimitrov Orcid Logo, Zhengrong Shang, Nicola Gasparini, Maha Alamoudi, Frederic Laquai, Christoph J. Brabec, Alberto Salleo, James Durrant Orcid Logo, Iain McCulloch

Nature Communications, Volume: 7

Swansea University Authors: Stoichko Dimitrov Orcid Logo, James Durrant Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1038/ncomms11585

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Solution-processed organic photovoltaics (OPV) offer the attractive prospect of low-cost, light-weight and environmentally benign solar energy production. The highest efficiency OPV at present use low-bandgap donor polymers, many of which suffer from problems with stability and synthetic scalability...

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description Solution-processed organic photovoltaics (OPV) offer the attractive prospect of low-cost, light-weight and environmentally benign solar energy production. The highest efficiency OPV at present use low-bandgap donor polymers, many of which suffer from problems with stability and synthetic scalability. They also rely on fullerene-based acceptors, which themselves have issues with cost, stability and limited spectral absorption. Here we present a new non-fullerene acceptor that has been specifically designed to give improved performance alongside the wide bandgap donor poly(3-hexylthiophene), a polymer with significantly better prospects for commercial OPV due to its relative scalability and stability. Thanks to the well-matched optoelectronic and morphological properties of these materials, efficiencies of 6.4% are achieved which is the highest reported for fullerene-free P3HT devices. In addition, dramatically improved air stability is demonstrated relative to other high-efficiency OPV, showing the excellent potential of this new material combination for future technological applications.
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