ITIC: An Exciting New Electron Acceptor for Organic Photovoltaics

Posted on 21 Mar 10:38


Chemical structure of ITIC
The chemical structure of ITIC; CAS number 1664293-06-4; Chemical formula C94H82N4O2S4.

Being the first small-molecule electron acceptor to enable improved power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) over the best-performing fullerene acceptor (PC70BM), ITIC represents an exciting new advancement for organic photovoltaics (OPVs). Zhao et al. reported this in inverted-architecture PBDB-T (PCE12) devices, which achieved PCEs of 7.45% when PC70BM was used as the electron acceptor, and a staggering 10.68% when ITIC was used instead [1].


Xtralien Scientific Python: The Backstory

Posted on 09 Mar 14:59

Whether we are controlling an instrument or performing a measurement, our ability to write code for our experiments is vital. At Ossila, we also need a means of providing code to our customers so that they can get the most out of our equipment. In the past, we used proprietary software for this. However, although the polished user interfaces are functional and aesthetically pleasing, they present several difficulties for our community: The code can only be edited by those with a paid license for the parent software (which can be prohibitively expensive), and by those who have the experience to do so. If we want to use free software, it needs to be flexible enough to adapt to an individual’s experimental requirements, and simple enough to use for those with a limited understanding of programming.


Molybdenum Disulfide & Tungsten Disulfide: Now Available!

Posted on 21 Feb 11:35
molybdenum and tungsten disulfide 2D materials


Two new transition metal dichalcogenides, molybdenum disulfide and tungsten disulfide, have now been added to our 2D materials collection of  powders and suspensions. At Ossila, both of these materials are available in powder forms for depositing monolayer and multilayers as well as pre-made suspensions to enable quick and easy deposition!


Happy 1-Year Work Anniversary to Our Customer Service Administrator!

Posted on 15 Feb 09:21

If you’re one of our customers, you may have already communicated in some way with our lovely Customer Service Administrator, Rosie. Recently, Rosie celebrated her 1-year work anniversary at Ossila! In conjunction with her career milestone, we decided to sit down and have a quick chat with her.


Python & Xtralien Workshop with EPSRC New & Sustainable Photovoltaics CDT

Posted on 26 Jan 13:16


Xtralien Python scientific tutorial workshop CDT-PV

Ossila is proud to provide industrial support for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (CDT-PV). As part of our collaboration, Dr. Rob Treharne, Academic Manager of the CDT-PV, invited us to host a Python workshop last week for their 3rd cohort of first-year PhD students. This was the second consecutive year that we collaborated with the CDT-PV to host such a workshop. The 1-day workshop was held at the University of Sheffield's Department of Physics, and Dr. Nick Scarratt and Jack Stephenson from Ossila were on hand at the workshop for the second year in a row.


PDPP3T, PBDB-T and ITIC Added to OPV Materials Collection

Posted on 17 Jan 09:34
chemical structure of ITIC chemical structure of PCE12, PBDB-Tchemical structure of PDPP3T

We constantly update our OPV materials catalogue so we can be at the frontier of organic photovoltaic research, bringing you new materials for your research interests. 

With PCE over 12%, ITIC (a small molecule semiconductor) together with PBDB-T (PCE12) have topped the record of the OPV devices. Both these materials, along with PDPP3T, are now available from Ossila. See below for a summary of the materials.


Now Accepting Payments in Euros & US Dollars (in Addition to GBP!)

Posted on 11 Jan 17:00

pound, euro and dollar currency logo

Ossila have always been able to provide you with quotes in Euros and US Dollars in addition to the British Pound, but we have now opened up accounts in Euros and US Dollars to make purchasing easier for you. herefore you can now make payments in all of these currencies as well, so no conversions necessary!


Free WORLDWIDE Shipping for Online Orders - Here to Stay!

Posted on 05 Jan 11:10

Due to the overwhelming success of our free worldwide shipping promotion over the past summer for large online purchases, this offer has been extended indefinitely and is now here to stay! 

For full terms and conditions, please visit our global shipping page. 



New Materials Have Been Added to Our Two-Dimensional Material Collection!

Posted on 22 Dec 15:36

Reduced graphene oxide (rGO), a form of graphene oxide with oxygen-containing groups removed, has recently been added to our collection. This is available in chemically and thermally-reduced varieties, both of which offer improved electrical properties over graphene oxide.

In addition to this, pre-made solutions of graphene oxide and nitrogen-doped graphene oxide will be available early 2017.


Christmas 2016: Ossila Opening Times and Shipping Information

Posted on 21 Dec 16:01
Snow, Christmas, Holiday, Frost

We at Ossila would like to wish all our readers and customers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all your continued support over the years -- we would not have made it this far without such wonderful customers. Please note the following changes to our opening hours and shipping times over the next couple of weeks:

Changes to Opening Hours Over the Festive Period:
We are closed from the 24th to 27th of December and the 2nd of January.
We are open as normal 
on all other days, Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm 
(Timezone: GMT, UK)

UK & International Shipping Time
Remains as normal -- apart from on the 23rd and the 30th of December, where the cut-off time for orders qualifying for same-day shipping will be 2pm
(Timezone: GMT, UK)

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