Optimisation of PCPDTBT solar cells using polymer synthesis with Suzuki coupling

Kettle, J., Horie, M., Majewski, L.A., Saunders, B.R., Tuladhar, S., Nelson, J. and Turner, M.L. (2011) Optimisation of PCPDTBT solar cells using polymer synthesis with Suzuki coupling. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(8), pp. 2186-2193. (doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.03.022)

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Abstract

Process optimisation for the fabrication of PCPDTBT/PCBM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells using polymers synthesised by Suzuki coupling is described. The relationship between the chemical purity of the polymers and the performance of the devices was examined and by using a combination of OFET, OPV and hole-only devices, the best polymer purification technique identified. The purified polymers were used to optimise the fabrication of solar cells by varying the donor–acceptor blend ratio, the film thickness, the drying conditions and the concentration of the dithiol process additive.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kettle, Dr Jeff
Authors: Kettle, J., Horie, M., Majewski, L.A., Saunders, B.R., Tuladhar, S., Nelson, J., and Turner, M.L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0927-0248
ISSN (Online):1879-3398
Published Online:21 April 2011

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