Journal article

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

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | Wiley | Published : 2017


Synthesis of fluorene‐based conjugated polyelectrolytes was achieved via Suzuki polycondensation in water and completely open to air. The polyelectrolytes were conveniently purified by dialysis and analysis of the materials showed properties expected for fluorene‐based conjugated polyelectrolytes. The materials were then employed in solar cell devices as an interlayer in conjunction with ZnO. The double interlayer led to enhanced power conversion efficiency of 10.75 % and 15.1 % for polymer and perovskite solar cells, respectively.


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was made possible by support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency which funds the project grants within the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). Responsibility for the views, information or advice expressed herein is not accepted by the Australian Government. W.W.H.W. is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT130100500). We thank CSIRO for access to the device measurements and glove box equipment. This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). This work was also performed in part at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne.