Journal article

Terminal group engineering for small-molecule donors boosts the performance of nonfullerene organic solar cells

Tainan Duan, Hua Tang, Ru-Ze Liang, Jie Lv, Zhipeng Kan, Ranbir Singh, Manish Kumar, Zeyun Xiao, Shirong Lu, Frederic Laquai

Journal of Materials Chemistry A | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Two new small molecule donors (BDT-RO and BDT-RN) with esterified rhodanine (RE) as the terminal group are designed and synthesized. By combining with the fused-ring acceptor IDIC, a high PCE of over 9.0% is achieved by BDT-RO, and its isomer BDT-RN also shows a PCE close to 8.4%.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program


Awarded by Recruitment Program of Global Experts


Awarded by Youth Innovation Fund


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Chongqing


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61805245 and No. 21702202), CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program (Y82A060Q10), Recruitment Program of Global Experts (R52A199Z10), Youth Innovation Fund (Y82Z330Q10) and Natural Science Foundation of Chongqing (cstc2015jcyjB0628 and cstc2017rgznzdyfX0030). The research reported in this publication was also supported by funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Tainan Duan and Hua Tang contributed equally to this work.