3 November 2006 Low band gap polymers for organic solar cells
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The synthesis of copolymers based on thiophene, benzothiadiazole and benzo-bis-thiadiazole are described. The polymers were obtained by employing Stille cross coupling polymerization. The polymers were characterized by NMR, size exclusion chromatography, UV-vis and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. The results obtained from UV-vis and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy showed band gaps of 2.1-1.7 eV for polymers based on benzothiadiazole and 0.7 eV for polymers based on benzo-bis-thiadiazole. Furthermore the results showed that the band gap decreases with an increase in the number, n, of thiophenes in the polymer repeating unit (n= 1-4). Large area photovoltaic devices were prepared and the results of these devices are described.
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Eva Bundgaard, Frederik C. Krebs, "Low band gap polymers for organic solar cells", Proc. SPIE 6334, Organic Photovoltaics VII, 63340T (3 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679012; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.679012
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