New Guest Post: ITIC & Its Derivatives as OPV Acceptors


Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 by Ashley Wong

This is the second post in a guest series titled "A PhD Student Condenses...", where the latest academic articles will be condensed and reviewed by Ossila's newest academic collaborator - Emma Spooner, a first-year PhD student the University of Sheffield.

Condensed Summary

Title:  Effect of Non-Fullerene Acceptors’ Side Chains on the Morphology and Photovoltaic Performance of Organic Solar Cells

Citation: C. Zhang, S. Feng, Y. Liu, R. Hou, Z. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Wu and Z. Bo, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 33906-33912

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b09915

Learning point: Side chain modification of electron acceptors can be used to optimise bulk heterojunction morphology, and performance.

 

In the second article of this series, she will be discussing the recent work by Zhang et al. entitled ‘Effect of Non-Fullerene Acceptors’ Side Chains on the Morphology and Photovoltaic Performance of Organic Solar Cells.’1 As discussed in Ossila’s recent blogpost, non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) are an emerging area of exciting research in organic solar cells, motivated by some of the inadequacies of conventional fullerene acceptors (such as their weak optical absorption). Further discussion of the developments in NFAs can be found in several comprehensive review articles.2-4 

The full article by Emma Spooner can be found here - A PhD Student Condenses: ITIC & Its Derivatives as OPV Acceptors

 

Author: Ashley Wong


Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.