PBDB-T (PCE12) is one of the highest-performing donor polymers for OPVs, having reported efficiencies exceeding 12% [1, 2], and a certified efficiency approaching 11% . These efficiencies were achieved when PBDB-T was used in conjunction with recently-reported non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs, including ITIC) in inverted architecture devices. These devices also exhibited excellent thermal stability, making the combination a promising candidate for the proposed 10/10 target of 10% efficiency and 10-year lifetimes.
PBTB-T (PCE12) is easy to process, simplifying device fabrication while simultaneously providing high performance. Due to good HOMO alignment with the valence band of commonly-used perovskites, this polymer could also be potentially used as a hole-transporting material in perovskite solar cells .
The device structure of the certified devices was ITO / ZnO (30 nm) / PBDB-T:ITIC (100 nm) / MoO3 (10 nm) / Al (100 nm), with PBDB-T:ITIC solution details as follows:
- Blend ratio: 1:1,
- Concentration: 20 mg/ml,
- Solvent: Chlorobenzene
- Additive: 0.5% Diiodooctane.
Luminosyn™ PBDB-T (PCE12)
Luminosyn™ PBDB-T (PCE12) is now available.
PBDB-T is purified by Soxhlet extraction with methanol, hexane and chlorobenzene under an argon atmosphere
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|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.33 eV, LUMO = -2.92 eV |
|Solubility||Chloroform, chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene|
|Classification / Family||
Organic semiconducting materials, Medium band-gap polymers, Organic Photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Hole-transport layer materials, NF-PSCs, All-polymer solar cells (all-pscs).
|M1003||5 g / 10 g*||Please enquire|
*for 5 - 10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.
Literature and Reviews
- Energy-Level Modulation of Small-Molecule Electron Acceptors to Achieve over 12% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells, S. Li et al, Adv. Mater., 28, 9423–9429 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602776.
- Ternary Polymer Solar Cells based on Two Acceptors and One Donor for Achieving 12.2% Efficiency, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 29, 1604059 (2017); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604059.
- Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells with over 11% Efﬁciency and Excellent Thermal Stability, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 28, 4734–4739 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600281.
- Efficient Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells Based on Alkylthio Substituted Conjugated Polymers, Q. Wang et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 121 (9), 4825–4833 (2017); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11848.
- Fine-Tuned Photoactive and Interconnection Layers for Achieving over 13% Efficiency in a Fullerene-Free Tandem Organic Solar Cell, Y. Cui et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139 (21), 7302–7309 (2017); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01493.
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