Thiophene-thiazolothiazole copolymers: Significant impact of side chain composition on backbone orientation and solar cell performances

Itaru Osaka, Masahiko Saito, Tomoyuki Koganezawa, Kazuo Takimiya

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Abstract

The backbone orientation in the thiophene-thiazolothiazole (TzTz) copolymer system can be altered by tuning of the alky side chain composition. We highlight that the orientation significantly impact their solar cell efficiency in particular when using thicker active layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 15

Keywords

  • orientation
  • semiconducting polymers
  • side chain
  • solar cells
  • thiazolothiazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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