Chemical Engineering | Chemistry
Two conjugated copolymers, P1 and P2, comprising of benzodithiophene and 5, 6-dioctyloxy-benzothiadiazole (DOBT) derivatives with/without thiophene unit, were synthesized via Stille cross-coupling polymerization reaction. These copolymers are promising for the applications in BHJ solar cells due to their good solubilities， proper thermal stability and moderate hole mobility as well as low bandgap. The photovoltaic properties of the copolymers were investigated based on the blend of the different polymer/PC71BM weight ratio under AM1.5G illumination, 100 mW/cm2. The device with ITO/PEDOT:PSS/P2: PC71BM (1:2, w/w)/Ca/Al gave relatively better photovoltaic performance, with a power conversion efficiency of 1.55%.
Ding, Ping; Zou, Yingping; Chu, Cheng-Che; Xiao, Dequan; and Hsu, Chain-Shu, "Effects of Thiophene Units on Substituted Benzothiadiazole and Benzodithiophene Copolymers for Photovoltaic Applications" (2012). Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty Publications. 1.
Ding, P., Zou, Y., Chu, C., Xiao, D., Hsu, C. (2012). “Effects of Thiophene Units on Substituted Benzothiadiazole and Benzodithiophene Copolymers for Photovoltaic Applications”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci.125(5), 2012, 3936-3945. doi: 10.1002/app.36541/