High-photovoltage all-polymer solar cells based on a diketopyrrolopyrrole-isoindigo acceptor polymer
Journal article, 2017

In this work, we synthesized and characterized two new n-type polymers PTDPP-PyDPP and PIID-PyDPP. The former polymer is composed of pyridine-flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole (PyDPP) and thiophene-flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole (TDPP). The latter polymer consists of PyDPP and isoindigo (IID). PIID-PyDPP exhibits a much higher absorption coefficient compared to the widely used naphthalene diimide (NDI)-based acceptor polymers, and its high-lying LUMO level affords it to achieve a high open-circuit voltage (V-oc). As a result, an all-polymer solar cell (all-PSC) fabricated from a high band gap polymer PBDTTS-FTAZ as the donor and PIID-PyDPP as the acceptor attained a high V-oc of 1.07 V with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 4.2%. So far, it has been one of the highest PCEs recorded from all-PSCs using diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based acceptors. Gratifyingly, no obvious PCE decay was observed in two weeks, unraveling good stability of the all-PSC. This work demonstrates that the electron-withdrawing PyDPP unit can be a promising building block for new acceptor polymers in all-PSCs.

Author

Zhaojun Li

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Xiaofeng Xu

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

W. Zhang

Lund University

Z. Genene

Addis Ababa University

W. Mammo

Addis Ababa University

A. Yartsev

Lund University

Mats Andersson

University of South Australia

R. A. J. Janssen

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Ergang Wang

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

20507488 (ISSN) 20507496 (eISSN)

Vol. 5 23 11693-11700

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European Commission (FP7), 2011-10-01 -- 2016-03-31.

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

DOI

10.1039/c6ta09379e

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3/20/2018