BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications

Cortizo-Lacalle, D., Howells, C. T., Gambino, S., Vilela, F., Vobecka, Z., Findlay, N. J. , Inigo, A. R., Thomson, S. A.J., Skabara, P. J. and Samuel, I. D.W. (2012) BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(28), pp. 14119-14126. (doi:10.1039/C2JM32374E)

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Abstract

The synthesis of novel low band-gap polymers has significantly improved light sensing and harvesting in polymer–fullerene devices. Here the synthesis of two low band-gap polymers based on the 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene core (BODIPY), and either bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (bis-EDOT) or its all-sulfur analogue bis(3,4-ethylenedithiathiophene) (bis-EDTT) are described. The polymers demonstrate ambipolar charge transport and are shown to be suitable for broadband light sensing and solar energy harvesting in solution-processable polymer–fullerene devices.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skabara, Professor Peter and Findlay, Dr Neil
Authors: Cortizo-Lacalle, D., Howells, C. T., Gambino, S., Vilela, F., Vobecka, Z., Findlay, N. J., Inigo, A. R., Thomson, S. A.J., Skabara, P. J., and Samuel, I. D.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of Materials Chemistry
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:0959-9428
ISSN (Online):1364-5501

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