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Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation

Emily M. Speller, Andrew J. Clarke, Nicholas Aristidou, Mark F. Wyatt, Laia Francàs, George Fish, Hyojung Cha, Harrison Ka Hin Lee, Joel Luke, Andrew Wadsworth, Alex D. Evans, Iain McCulloch, Ji-Seon Kim, Saif A. Haque, James Durrant Orcid Logo, Stoichko Dimitrov Orcid Logo, Wing C. Tsoi, Zhe Li, Wing Chung Tsoi Orcid Logo

ACS Energy Letters, Pages: 846 - 852

Swansea University Authors: James Durrant Orcid Logo, Stoichko Dimitrov Orcid Logo, Wing Chung Tsoi Orcid Logo

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With the emergence of nonfullerene electron acceptors resulting in further breakthroughs in the performance of organic solar cells, there is now an urgent need to understand their degradation mechanisms in order to improve their intrinsic stability through better material design. In this study, we p...

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title Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
spellingShingle Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
James, Durrant
Stoichko, Dimitrov
Wing Chung, Tsoi
title_short Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
title_full Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
title_fullStr Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
title_full_unstemmed Toward Improved Environmental Stability of Polymer:Fullerene and Polymer:Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: A Common Energetic Origin of Light- and Oxygen-Induced Degradation
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Alex D. Evans
Iain McCulloch
Ji-Seon Kim
Saif A. Haque
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Stoichko Dimitrov
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Zhe Li
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description With the emergence of nonfullerene electron acceptors resulting in further breakthroughs in the performance of organic solar cells, there is now an urgent need to understand their degradation mechanisms in order to improve their intrinsic stability through better material design. In this study, we present quantitative evidence for a common root cause of light-induced degradation of polymer:nonfullerene and polymer:fullerene organic solar cells in air, namely, a fast photo-oxidation process of the photoactive materials mediated by the formation of superoxide radical ions, whose yield is found to be strongly controlled by the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) levels of the electron acceptors used. Our results elucidate the general relevance of this degradation mechanism to both polymer:fullerene and polymer:nonfullerene blends and highlight the necessity of designing electron acceptor materials with sufficient electron affinities to overcome this challenge, thereby paving the way toward achieving long-term solar cell stability with minimal device encapsulation.
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