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Three new tailor-made molecules (DPDCTB, DPDCPB, and DTDCPB) were strategically designed and convergently synthesized as donor materials for small-molecule organic solar cells. These compounds possess a donor-acceptor-acceptor molecular architecture, in which various electron-donating moieties are connected to an electron-withdrawing dicyanovinylene moiety… (More)
Small-molecule organic solar cells with microcavity structures utilizing very thin solar-absorbing active layers are simulated and fabricated. By carefully fine-tuning the in-cell spacer layer and out-of-cell capping layer, highly efficient top-illuminated indium tin oxide-free solar cells are created on glass and flexible polyethylene terephthalate… (More)
A D-A-A-type molecular donor (DTDCTP) featuring electron-accepting pyrimidine and dicyanovinylene blocks has been synthesized for vacuum-deposited planar-mixed heterojunction solar cells with C(70) as the acceptor, giving a power conversion efficiency as high as 6.4%.
In this work microcavity-capped colour-tuneable SMOSCs are evaluated. By adopting a microcavity-structured cathode with optical spacer layers of different thicknesses fabricated in a Ag/NPB/Ag structure, the transmission spectra of complete devices can be tuned over the entire visible-light region (400-750 nm). The fabricated semitransparent colour-tuneable… (More)
By introduction of nano-structured crystallite capping layers, the power conversion efficiency of top-illumination organic solar cells is improved from 4.2 ± 0.1% to 6.0 ± 0.2%, representing a 44% enhancement. This is caused by the increase in JSC and led by the enhancement in the local E distribution inside the active layers. Comprehensive… (More)
An amine-free oligothiophene-based dye (BTB) featuring a tailor-made dianchoring function, a spiro-configured central unit, and bulky end-capping TIPS groups to diminish intermolecular interactions and to suppress aggregation-induced self-quenching was synthesized to achieve efficient dye-sensitized solar cells with a high power conversion efficiency of… (More)
A new D-π-A molecule (TPDCDTS) adopting coplanar diphenyl-substituted dithienosilole as a central π-bridge of triphenylamine (donor) and dicyanovinylene (acceptor) has been synthesized as donor material for small molecule organic solar cells (SMOSC) incorporating C(70) as an acceptor showed an appreciable power conversion efficiency of 3.82%.
Two A-A-D-A-A-type molecules (BCNDTS and BDCDTS), where two terminal electron-withdrawing cyano or dicyanovinylene moieties are connected to a central dithienosilole core through another electron-accepting 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole block, have been synthesized, characterized, and employed as electron donors for small molecule organic solar cells.… (More)
A novel donor-acceptor-acceptor (D-A-A) donor molecule, DTDCTB, in which an electron-donating ditolylaminothienyl moiety and an electron-withdrawing dicyanovinylene moiety are bridged by another electron-accepting 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole block, has been synthesized and characterized. A vacuum-deposited organic solar cell employing DTDCTB combined with the… (More)
Four new molecules with a donor-acceptor-acceptor (D-A-A) configuration, in which 2,1,3-benzoxadiazole or 2,1,3-benzoselenodiazole were adopted as the central bridging acceptor, were synthesized as electron donors for small-molecule organic solar cells. In conjunction with two previously reported 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-based compounds, the influences of the… (More)