A new small molecule acceptor based on indaceno[2,1-b:6,5-b’]dithiophene and thiophene-fused ending group for fullerene-free organic solar cells

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Dyes and Pigments, ISSN: 0143-7208, Vol: 148, Page: 263-269

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Dongjun Xie; Tao Liu; Tack Ho Lee; Wei Gao; Cheng Zhong; Lijun Huo; Zhenghui Luo; Kailong Wu; Wentao Xiong; Jin Young Kim; Hyosung Choi; Yanming Sun; Chuluo Yang Show More Hide
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Chemical Engineering; Non-fullerene acceptors; Small molecule acceptor; End-capping group
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A new small molecule acceptor of IDTCN with indaceno[2,1-b:6,5-b’]dithiophene as electron-donating core and CPTCN (2-(6-oxo-5,6-dihydro-4H-cyclopenta[ c ]thiophen-4-lidene)malononitrile) as electron-withdrawing end-capping group was synthesized and investigated in organic solar cells. The IDTCN shows strong and broad absorption with a high extinction coefficient and appropriate energy levels matching with wide bandgap donor polymer. The best device based on PBT1-EH:IDTCN exhibits an open circuit voltage ( V oc ) of 0.93 V, a short circuit current ( J sc ) of 13.31 mA/cm 2, a FF of 0.702, achieving a PCE of 8.69%.