Donor--acceptor conjugated polymer based on naphtho [1, 2-c: 5, 6-c] bis [1, 2, 5] thiadiazole for high-performance polymer solar cells
Donor–acceptor conjugated polymers PBDT-DTBT and PBDT-DTNT, based on 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (BT) and naphtho[1,2-c:5,6-c]bis[1,2,5]thiadiazole (NT), have been designed and synthesized for polymer solar cells. NT contains two fused 1,2,5-thiadiazole rings that lower the band gap, enhance the interchain packing, and improve the charge mobility of the resulting polymer. Consequently, the NT-based polymer PBDT-DTNT exhibited considerably better photovoltaic performance with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6.00% when compared with the BT-based polymer PBDT-DTBT, which gave a PCE of 2.11% under identical device configurations.
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Wang, Ming; Hu, Xiaowen; Liu, Peng; Li, Wei; Gong, Xiong; Huang, Fei; and Cao, Yong, "Donor--acceptor conjugated polymer based on naphtho [1, 2-c: 5, 6-c] bis [1, 2, 5] thiadiazole for high-performance polymer solar cells" (2011). Polymer Engineering Faculty Research. 1196.