All-polymer solar cell with high near-infrared response based on a naphthodithiophene diimide (NDTI) copolymer

Erjun Zhou, Masahiro Nakano, Seiichiro Izawa, Junzi Cong, Itaru Osaka, Kazuo Takimiya, Keisuke Tajima

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Abstract

Polymer-blend solar cells (all-PSCs) based on a copolymer of naphthodithiophene diimide and bithiophene (PNDTI-BT-DT) as a near-infrared absorber as well as an electron acceptor were fabricated in combination with PTB7 as an electron donor. Notably, the external quantum efficiency spectra of the all-PSCs demonstrated photoresponse up to 900 nm with the efficiency of 25% at 800 nm, which is much higher than that for the previously reported all-PSCs. Power conversion efficiency as high as 2.59% was achieved under the irradiation of simulated solar light (AM1.5, 100 mW/cm2). Both PNDTI-BT-DT and PTB7 formed a crystalline structure in the blend films similar to in the pristine films, leading to the effi cient charge generation contributed from both polymers. (Graph Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume3
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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