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Optimisation of PCPDTBT solar cells using polymer synthesis with Suzuki coupling

Kettle, J. and Horie, M. and Majewski, L.A. and Saunders, B.R. and Tuladhar, S. and Nelson, J. and Turner, M.L. (2011) Optimisation of PCPDTBT solar cells using polymer synthesis with Suzuki coupling. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95 ((8)). pp. 2186-2193. DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.03.022

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Abstract

Process optimisation for the fabrication of PCPDTBT/PCBM-based bulk heterojunction solar cells using polymers synthesised by Suzuki coupling is described. The relationship between the chemical purity of the polymers and the performance of the devices was examined and by using a combination of OFET, OPV and hole-only devices, the best polymer purification technique identified. The purified polymers were used to optimise the fabrication of solar cells by varying the donor�acceptor blend ratio, the film thickness, the drying conditions and the concentration of the dithiol process additive

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Electronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 17:02
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:20
ISSN: 0927-0248
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/1837
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.03.022
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