Ternary Organic Solar Cells with Minimum Voltage Losses
Journal article, 2017

A new strategy for designing ternary solar cells is reported in this paper. A low-bandgap polymer named PTB7-Th and a high-bandgap polymer named PBDTTS-FTAZ sharing the same bulk ionization potential and interface positive integer charge transfer energy while featuring complementary absorption spectra are selected. They are used to fabricate efficient ternary solar cells, where the hole can be transported freely between the two donor polymers and collected by the electrode as in one broadband low bandgap polymer. Furthermore, the fullerene acceptor is chosen so that the energy of the positive integer charge transfer state of the two donor polymers is equal to the energy of negative integer charge transfer state of the fullerene, enabling enhanced dissociation of all polymer donor and fullerene acceptor excitons and suppressed bimolecular and trap assistant recombination. The two donor polymers feature good miscibility and energy transfer from high-bandgap polymer of PBDTTS-FTAZ to low-bandgap polymer of PTB7-Th, which contribute to enhanced performance of the ternary solar cell.

binary equivalent

same bulk and interface energy

ternary solar cells

minimum voltage losses

Author

C. F. Wang

W. Zhang

X. Y. Meng

J. Bergqvist

X. J. Liu

Zewdneh Genene

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Xiaofeng Xu

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

A. Yartsev

Olle Inganäs

W. Ma

Ergang Wang

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

M. Fahlman

Advanced Energy Materials

1614-6832 (ISSN) 1614-6840 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 21

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

DOI

10.1002/aenm.201700390

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