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Photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance of low-band gap polymers based on dithiophene with different bridging atoms. / Helgesen, Martin; Manceau, Matthieu; Krebs, Frederik C; Sørensen, Thomas J.

In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2011, p. 1355-1361.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Helgesen, Martin; Manceau, Matthieu; Krebs, Frederik C; Sørensen, Thomas J. / Photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance of low-band gap polymers based on dithiophene with different bridging atoms.

In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2011, p. 1355-1361.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance of low-band gap polymers based on dithiophene with different bridging atoms",
publisher = "royal society of chemistry",
author = "Martin Helgesen and Matthieu Manceau and Krebs, {Frederik C} and Sørensen, {Thomas J.}",
note = "This work was supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council (DSF 2104-05-0052 and 2104-07-0022)",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1039/c1py00017a",
volume = "2",
number = "6",
pages = "1355--1361",
journal = "Polymer Chemistry",
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T1 - Photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance of low-band gap polymers based on dithiophene with different bridging atoms

A1 - Helgesen,Martin

A1 - Manceau,Matthieu

A1 - Krebs,Frederik C

A1 - Sørensen,Thomas J.

AU - Helgesen,Martin

AU - Manceau,Matthieu

AU - Krebs,Frederik C

AU - Sørensen,Thomas J.

PB - royal society of chemistry

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - New low-band gap polymers based on dithienylbenzothiadiazole (DBT) and dithiophene with different bridging atoms have been synthesized and explored in a comparative study on the photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance. Two differently modified DBT units were exploited, namely 5,6- bis(tetradecyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DBT1) and 4,7-bis(4-dodecylthiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DBT2). In thin films the polymers had optical band gaps in the range of 1.51-1.70 eV where the DBT2 based polymers are red shifted 61-81 nm compared to the DBT1 based polymers indicating greater interchain packing when the side chains are situated on the thienyl groups compared to on the benzothiadiazole unit. The best photovoltaic devices based on blends of polymer and [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) were prepared with polymers based on the DBT1 unit giving efficiencies up to 2.3%. The photochemical stability was measured by the amount of absorbed photons under 1 sun versus the ageing time for each polymer, which clearly shows that the two polymers containing a 4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H- cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b′]dithiophene (CPDT) unit are by far the most unstable. Substitution of the bridging carbon atom with silicon results in a significant stability improvement by a factor 5. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

AB - New low-band gap polymers based on dithienylbenzothiadiazole (DBT) and dithiophene with different bridging atoms have been synthesized and explored in a comparative study on the photochemical stability and photovoltaic performance. Two differently modified DBT units were exploited, namely 5,6- bis(tetradecyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DBT1) and 4,7-bis(4-dodecylthiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DBT2). In thin films the polymers had optical band gaps in the range of 1.51-1.70 eV where the DBT2 based polymers are red shifted 61-81 nm compared to the DBT1 based polymers indicating greater interchain packing when the side chains are situated on the thienyl groups compared to on the benzothiadiazole unit. The best photovoltaic devices based on blends of polymer and [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) were prepared with polymers based on the DBT1 unit giving efficiencies up to 2.3%. The photochemical stability was measured by the amount of absorbed photons under 1 sun versus the ageing time for each polymer, which clearly shows that the two polymers containing a 4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H- cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b′]dithiophene (CPDT) unit are by far the most unstable. Substitution of the bridging carbon atom with silicon results in a significant stability improvement by a factor 5. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

KW - Polymer solar cells

KW - Plastsolceller

U2 - 10.1039/c1py00017a

DO - 10.1039/c1py00017a

JO - Polymer Chemistry

JF - Polymer Chemistry

SN - 1759-9954

IS - 6

VL - 2

SP - 1355

EP - 1361

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