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Exciton and Charge Carrier Dynamics in Highly Crystalline PTQ10:IDIC Organic Solar Cells / Hyojung Cha, Yizhen Zheng, Yifan Dong, Hyun Hwi Lee, Jiaying Wu, Helen Bristow, Jiangbin Zhang, Harrison Lee, Wing Chung Tsoi, Artem A. Bakulin, Iain McCulloch, James Durrant

Advanced Energy Materials, Volume: 10, Issue: 38, Start page: 2001149

Swansea University Authors: Harrison Lee, Wing Chung Tsoi, James Durrant

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DOI (Published version): 10.1002/aenm.202001149

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Herein the morphology and exciton/charge carrier dynamics in bulk heterojunctions (BHJs) of the donor polymer PTQ10 and molecular acceptor IDIC are investigated. PTQ10:IDIC BHJs are shown to be particularly promising for low cost organic solar cells (OSCs). It is found that both PTQ10 and IDIC show...

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Published in: Advanced Energy Materials
ISSN: 1614-6832 1614-6840
Published: Wiley 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54866
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Abstract: Herein the morphology and exciton/charge carrier dynamics in bulk heterojunctions (BHJs) of the donor polymer PTQ10 and molecular acceptor IDIC are investigated. PTQ10:IDIC BHJs are shown to be particularly promising for low cost organic solar cells (OSCs). It is found that both PTQ10 and IDIC show remarkably high crystallinity in optimized BHJs, with GIWAXS data indicating pi‐pi stacking coherence lengths of up to 8 nm. Exciton‐exciton annihilation studies indicate long exciton diffusion lengths for both neat materials (19 nm for PTQ10 and 9.5 nm for IDIC), enabling efficient exciton separation with half lives of 1 and 3 ps, despite the high degree of phase segregation in this blend. Transient absorption data indicate exciton separation leads to the formation of two spectrally distinct species, assigned to interfacial charge transfer (CT) states and separated charges. CT state decay is correlated with the appearance of additional separate charges, indicating relatively efficient CT state dissociation, attributed to the high crystallinity of this blend. The results emphasize the potential for high material crystallinity to enhance charge separation and collection in OSCs, but also that long exciton diffusion lengths are likely to be essential for efficient exciton separation in such high crystallinity devices.
Keywords: organic solar cells; nonfullerene acceptor; charge separation; recombination; phase separation
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 38
Start Page: 2001149