SELF-ORGANISED MATERIALS FOR FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
Grant number: FT130100500 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
The emergence of organic electronics is transforming current electronic technologies that will lead to light-weight flexible devices such as foldable displays, building-integrated lighting and low-cost solar cells. The greatest improvements in efficiency and durability of devices will be achieved through precise control of material structure from molecular to bulk scales. This project will address this problem by designing smart materials that can self-organise and enhance the properties required for specific applications. New insights will be acquired in structure-property-function relations and successful concepts will be used to assemble well-defined macroscopic materials in organic elect..View full description
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Tetraphenylethene 9,10-Diphenylanthracene Derivatives - Synthesis and Photophysical Properties
Can Gao, Jia Yi Seow, Bolong Zhang, Christopher R Hall, Andrew J Tilley, Jonathan M White, Trevor A Smith, Wallace WH Wong
A series of tetraphenylethene 9,10-diphenylanthracene (TPE-DPA) derivatives have been synthesized, and their photophysical propert..
Highly Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators by Selective Alignment of Donor-Emitter Fluorophores
Bolong Zhang, Can Gao, Hamid Soleimaninejad, Jonathan M White, Trevor A Smith, David J Jones, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
Vertically aligning fluorophores to the surface of a waveguide is known to be an effective approach to improve the optical quantum..
A Maleimide-functionalized Tetraphenylethene for Measuring and Imaging Unfolded Proteins in Cells
Shouxiang Zhang, Mengjie Liu, Lewis Yi Fong Tan, Quentin Hong, Ze Liang Pow, Tze Cin Owyong, Siyang Ding, Wallace WH Wong, Yuning Hong
Collapse of the protein homeostasis (proteostasis) can lead to accumulation and aggregation of unfolded proteins, which has been f..
Molecularly isolated perylene diimides enable both strong exciton-photon coupling and high photoluminescence quantum yield
Randy P Sabatini, Bolong Zhang, Akhil Gupta, Julien Leoni, Wallace WH Wong, Girish Lakhwani
Strong coupling in organic media holds the promise of efficient room temperature polariton lasing with solution-processed material..
Exciton Dynamics of Photoexcited Pendant Porphyrin Polymers in Solution and in Thin Films
AL Stevens, S Novakovic, JM White, WWH Wong, TA Smith, KP Ghiggino, MF Paige, RP Steer
Several new polymers with rotatable zinc porphyrin pendants have been synthesized and their optical spectroscopic and photophysica..
Amine-Substituted Diazocine Derivatives - Synthesis, Structure, and Photophysical Properties
Mark A Gregory, Bolong Zhang, Andrew J Tilley, Tamika Scheerlinck, Jonathan M White, Wallace WH Wong
A series of amine-substituted diazocines were synthesized in three steps from methyl 2-aminobenzoate or methyl 3-aminonaphtholate...
Manipulating active layer morphology of molecular donor/polymer acceptor based organic solar cells through ternary blends
Zijian Zhang, Zicheng Ding, David J Jones, Wallace WH Wong, Bin Kan, Zhaozhao Bi, Xiangjian Wan, Wei Ma, Yongsheng Chen, Xiaojing Long, Chuandong Dou, Jun Liu, Lixiang Wang
The development of molecular donor/polymer acceptor blend (MD/PA)-type organic solar cells (OSCs) lags far behind other type OSCs...
Aggregation-induced emission-mediated spectral downconversion in luminescent solar concentrators
Bolong Zhang, James L Banal, David J Jones, Ben Zhong Tang, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
The light-harvesting efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) is encumbered by reabsorption of emission and concentrat..
Highly Fluorescent Molecularly Insulated Perylene Diimides: Effect of Concentration on Photophysical Properties
Bolong Zhang, Hamid Soleimaninejad, David J Jones, Jonathan M White, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Trevor A Smith, Wallace WH Wong
A series of four perylene diimide (PDI) chromophores were prepared with increasing steric bulk on the imide substituents with the ..
Determinants of the efficiency of photon upconversion by triplet-triplet annihilation in the solid state: zinc porphyrin derivatives in PVA
Ranjana Rautela, Neeraj K Joshi, Sacha Novakovic, Wallace WH Wong, Jonathan M White, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Matthew F Paige, Ronald P Steer
Spectroscopic, photophysical and computational studies designed to expose and explain the differences in the efficiencies of non-c..
AIE conjugated polyelectrolytes based on tetraphenylethene for efficient fluorescence imaging and lifetime imaging of living cells
Mengxia Gao, Yuning Hong, Bin Chen, Yinan Wang, Wenjun Zhou, Wallace WH Wong, Jian Zhou, Trevor A Smith, Zujin Zhao
A series of new conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) containing tetraphenylethene units are synthesized and characterized. They show..
A Green Route to Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Interlayers for High-Performance Solar Cells
Jegadesan Subbiah, Valerie D Mitchell, Nicholas KC Hui, David J Jones, Wallace WH Wong
Synthesis of fluorene‐based conjugated polyelectrolytes was achieved via Suzuki polycondensation in water and completely open to a..
Emissive Molecular Aggregates and Energy Migration in Luminescent Solar Concentrators
James L Banal, Bolong Zhang, David J Jones, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) are light harvesting devices that are ideally suited to light collection in the urban envir..
The synthesis and purification of amphiphilic conjugated donor-acceptor block copolymers
Valerie D Mitchell, Wallace WH Wong, Mukundan Thelakkat, David J Jones
Nanoscale domains of donor and acceptor materials are crucial for charge generation in organic photovoltaic devices. These domains..
High performance p-type molecular electron donors for OPV applications via alkylthiophene catenation chromophore extension
Paul B Geraghty, Calvin Lee, Jegadesan Subbiah, Wallace WH Wong, James L Banal, Mohammed A Jameel, Trevor A Smith, David J Jones
The synthesis of key 4-alkyl-substituted 5-(trimethylsilyl)thiophene-2-boronic acid pinacol esters 3 allowed a simplified alkylthi..
Morphology Changes in Bulk Donor-Acceptor Poly(Benzodithiophene-Benzotriazole) after Post-Treatment
Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Tomasz Marszalek, Wallace WH Wong, Wojciech Pisula
The bulk order in donor–acceptor poly(benzodithiophene-benzotriazole) was improved by two different post-treatment procedures appl..
Energy Migration in Organic Solar Concentrators with a Molecularly Insulated Perylene Diimide
James L Banal, Hamid Soleimaninejad, Fadi M Jradi, Maoyuan Liu, Jonathan M White, Andrew W Blakers, Matthew W Cooper, David J Jones, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Seth R Marder, Trevor A Smith, Wallace WH Wong
Maintaining high incident light absorption while minimizing luminescence reabsorption is a key challenge for organic luminescent s..
Development of a High-Performance Donor Acceptor Conjugated Polymer: Synergy in Materials and Device Optimization
Mei Gao, Jegadesan Subbiah, Paul B Geraghty, Ming Chen, Balaji Purushothaman, Xiwen Chen, Tianshi Qin, Doojin Vak, Fiona H Scholes, Scott E Watkins, Melissa Skidmore, Gerard J Wilson, Andrew B Holmes, David J Jones, Wallace WH Wong
The development of a high-performance polymer PBDT-BT for bulk heterojunction solar cell devices is summarized. The polymer was fi..
Plasma deposition of organic polymer films for solar cell applications
Wallace WH Wong, Sam Rudd, Kola Ostrikov, Melanie Ramiasa-MacGregor, Jegadesan Subbiah, Krasimir Vasilev
The use of plasma deposited organic thin films as the interlayer component in organic solar cells applications is demonstrated for..
Fullerene peapod nanoparticles as an organic semiconductor-electrode interface layer
Jing M Ren, Jegadesan Subbiah, Bolong Zhang, Kenji Ishitake, Kotaro Satoh, Masami Kamigaito, Greg G Qiao, Edgar HH Wong, Wallace WH Wong
A syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) bottlebrush polymer has been shown to complex with C60 fullerene and assemble into nanopa..
Organic Photovoltaic MaterialsDesign, Synthesis and Scale-Up
Wallace WH Wong, James L Banal, Paul B Geraghty, Quentin Hong, Bolong Zhang, Andrew B Holmes, David J Jones
This account describes the work of our group in the area of organic photovoltaics in the past six years. The emphasis is on our ex..
A Transparent Planar Concentrator Using Aggregates of gem-Pyrene Ethenes
James L Banal, Jonathan M White, Tin Wai Lam, Andrew W Blakers, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
The luminescence properties of pyrene ethenes, both as monomer and aggregate species, are found to depend on the regioisomer struc..
Electroactive and Photoactive Poly[lsoindigo-alt-EDOT] Synthesized Using Direct (Hetero)Arylation Polymerization in Batch and in Continuous Flow
Francois Grenier, Badrou Reda Aich, Yu-Ying Lai, Maxime Guerette, Andrew B Holmes, Ye Tao, Wallace WH Wong, Mario Leclerc
In this work, a combined approach was used to obtain a low-cost material for organic electronics by focusing on inexpensive monome..
Organic Solar Cells Using a High-Molecular-Weight Benzodithiophene-Benzothiadiazole Copolymer with an Efficiency of 9.4%
Jegadesan Subbiah, Balaji Purushothaman, Ming Chen, Tianshi Qin, Mei Gao, Doojin Vak, Fiona H Scholes, Xiwen Chen, Scott E Watkins, Gerard J Wilson, Andrew B Holmes, Wallace WH Wong, David J Jones
A high molecular weight donor-acceptor conjugated polymer is synthesized using the Suzuki polycondensation method. Using this poly..
Optically monitored spray coating system for the controlled deposition of the photoactive layer in organic solar cells
Doojin Vak, Joel van Embden, Wallace WH Wong, Scott Watkins
A spray deposition process equipped with an in situ optical thickness monitoring system has been developed to fabricate the photoa..
A molecular nematic liquid crystalline material for high-performance organic photovoltaics
Kuan Sun, Zeyun Xiao, Shirong Lu, Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Wojciech Pisula, Eric Hanssen, Jonathan M White, Rachel M Williamson, Jegadesan Subbiah, Jianyong Ouyang, Andrew B Holmes, Wallace WH Wong, David J Jones
Solution-processed organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs) hold great promise to enable roll-to-roll printing of environmentally friendl..
Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells Based on Benzobisthiadiazole Semiconducting Polymers
Yang Wang, Michael FG Klein, Junya Hiyoshi, Susumu Kawauchi, Wallace WH Wong, Tsuyoshi Michinobu
Benzobisthiadiazole (BBT)-containing donor-acceptor polymers were investigated as semiconductors in bulk-heterojunction organic so..
Effect of molecular weight on the properties and organic solar cell device performance of a donor-acceptor conjugated polymer
Zeyun Xiao, Kuan Sun, Jegadesan Subbiah, Tianshi Qin, Shirong Lu, Balaji Purushothaman, David J Jones, Andrew B Holmes, Wallace WH Wong
Donor-acceptor conjugated polymers with 2-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-hexyl thienyl substituted benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) as donor..
Enabling high-mobility, ambipolar charge-transport in a DPP-benzotriazole copolymer by side-chain engineering
Mathias Gruber, Seok-Heon Jung, Sam Schott, Deepak Venkateshvaran, Auke Jisk Kronemeijer, Jens Wenzel Andreasen, Christopher R McNeill, Wallace WH Wong, Munazza Shahid, Martin Heeney, Jin-Kyun Lee, Henning Sirringhaus
In this article we discuss the synthesis of four new low band-gap co-polymers based on the diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) and benzotri..
One-pot selective synthesis of a fullerene bisadduct for organic solar cell applications
Bolong Zhang, Jegadesan Subbiah, Yu-Ying Lai, Jonathan M White, David J Jones, Wallace WH Wong
A single isomer of fullerene bisadduct, PC61PF, was obtained from commercially available fullerene derivative, PC61BM, in one pot ..
Regioselective synthesis of fullerene multiadducts via tether-directed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition
Bolong Zhang, Jonathan M White, David J Jones, Wallace WH Wong
The regioselective synthesis of fullerene multiadducts was achieved from commercially available reagents in one pot over two steps..
Concentrating Aggregation-Induced Fluorescence in Planar Waveguides: A Proof-of-Principle
James L Banal, Jonathan M White, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
The photophysical properties of fluorescent dyes are key determinants in the performance of luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs)..
Single Isomer of Indene-C-70 Bisadduct-Isolation and Performance in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Wallace WH Wong, Jegadesan Subbiah, Jonathan M White, Helga Seyler, Bolong Zhang, David J Jones, Andrew B Holmes
Indene-C70 bisadduct (IC70BA) is a high performance electron acceptor material consisting of a mixture of regioisomers. A single i..
Efficient light harvesting of a luminescent solar concentrator using excitation energy transfer from an aggregation-induced emitter
James L Banal, Kenneth P Ghiggino, Wallace WH Wong
The compromise between light absorption and reabsorption losses limits the potential light conversion efficiency of luminescent so..
Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of thieno[3,2-b]thiophenyl substituted benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b ']dithiophene copolymers
Z Xiao, J Subbiah, K Sun, DJ Jones, AB Holmes, WWH Wong
A new benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) building block with 4,8-disubstitution using 2-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-hexylthieno[3,2-b]thiop..
The role of solvent vapor annealing in highly efficient air-processed small molecule solar cells
Kuan Sun, Zeyun Xiao, Eric Hanssen, Michael FG Klein, Henk H Dam, Marina Pfaff, Dagmar Gerthsen, Wallace WH Wong, David J Jones
We demonstrate highly-efficient, solution-processed small molecule solar cells with the best power conversion efficiency (PCE) of ..