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Title: Bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices based on small molecules featuring pyrrole and carbazole and 2-(4-nitrophenyl)acrylonitrile acceptor segments as donor and fullerene derivatives as acceptor
Authors: Sharma G.D.
Mikroyannidis J.A.
Sharma S.S.
Justin Thomas, K. R.
Published in: Dyes and Pigments
Abstract: The bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices based on based on low band gap donor-acceptor (D-A) small molecules, with pyrrole (P) and carbazole (C) as donor and 2- (4-nitroohenyl) acceptor units as electron donor and (6,6)-phenyl- C 60 - butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and modified PCBM i.e. F as electron acceptor were fabricated and characterized. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the BHJ organic solar cells based on P: PCBM, C: PCBM, P:F and C:F cast from the THF solvent was 1.20%, 1.46%, 1.90%, 2.06%, respectively. The enhanced PCE for the devices based on F as compared to the PCBM may be due to the both increased short circuit current (J sc) and open circuit voltage (V oc). The BHJ organic solar cells based on P:F and C:F blends cast from mixed DIO/THF solvent exhibit over all PCE of 2.41% and 3.13%, respectively. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation: Dyes and Pigments (2012), 94(2): 320-329
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Bulk heterojunction solar cell
Conjugated small molecules
Modified PCBM
Nanoscale morphology
Pyrrole and carbazole donor units
Solvent additives
ISSN: 1437208
Author Scopus IDs: 55549519200
Author Affiliations: Sharma, G.D., Physics Department, Molecular Electronic and Optoelectronic Device Laboratory, JNV University, Jodhpur (Raj.) 342005, India, R and D Center for Science and Engineering, Jaipur Engineering College, Kukas, Jaipur (Raj.), India
Mikroyannidis, J.A., Chemical Technology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, GR-26500 Patras, Greece
Sharma, S.S., Department of Engineering Physics, Govt. Engineering College for Women, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Justin Thomas, K.R., Organic Material Research Lab, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, Uttrakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Sharma, G.D.; Physics Department, Molecular Electronic and Optoelectronic Device Laboratory, JNV University, Jodhpur (Raj.) 342005, India; email:
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