PJ61, PJ71, PBDTTPD and PBDTTTPD added to OPV materials collection

Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 by Hunan Yi
pj61, pj71, pbdttpd, pbdtttpd

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Among the materials that are used with non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) for OPV devices, PJ61 (J61) and PJ71( J71) are making waves as medium band-gap 2D materials that can achieve high device performance efficiencies. Both PJ61 and PJ71 are polymers with benzodithiophene-alt-benzotriazole backbones, and have enhanced stability due to their deeper HOMO energy levels and wider band-gaps - all of which makes them a great match for most acceptors (including fullerenes and NFAs). 

Also added to our collection are PBDTTPD and PBDTTTPD, which are both capable of achieving high device performance efficiencies. They possess low-lying HOMO energy levels, which promotes device stability and produces higher VOC values (due to the TPD unit's electron-withdrawn nature with planar structures).

Author: Hunan Yi

Hunan is Ossila’s organic chemist, specialising in polymers and functional materials synthesis, polymeric semiconductors, and purification of conjugated polymers. Having achieved an MSc from Shanghai China, Hunan moved to St Andrews University to study towards his PhD in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells where he then remained as Research Fellow until 2004. He then became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, before working with both the University and Ossila as a KTA associate in 2015.