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A crucial issue facing polymer-based solar cells is how to manage the energetics of the polymer/fullerene blends to maximize short-circuit current density and open-circuit voltage at the same time and thus the power conversion efficiency. Here we demonstrate that the use of a naphthobisoxadiazole-based polymer with a narrow bandgap of 1.52 eV leads to high(More)
We have synthesized three silicon phthalocyanine dyes with different hydrophobic substituents in order to control surface energy in the solid state, aiming at selective loading of the dyes into blend films of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and polystyrene (PS). These three dyes are differently located at P3HT domains, at P3HT/PS interface, and at PS domains,(More)
Transient and steady state optical spectroscopies were used to study thin films made from a series of polyfluorene polymers blended with [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) in order to determine the influence of polymer ionisation potential on photoinduced charge separation. We find that the energy of the charge separated state DeltaE(CS),(More)
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