BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications

Diego Cortizo Lacalle, Calvyn T. Howells, Salvatore Gambino, Filipe Vilela, Zuzana Vobecka, Neil J. Findlay, Anto R. Inigo, Stuart A. J. Thomson, Peter J. Skabara, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Peter Skabara

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Abstract

The synthesis of novel low band-gap polymers has significantly improved light sensing and harvesting in polymer-fullerene devices. Here the synthesis of two low band-gap polymers based on the 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene core (BODIPY), and either bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (bis-EDOT) or its all-sulfur analogue bis(3,4-ethylenedithiathiophene) (bis-EDTT) are described. The polymers demonstrate ambipolar charge transport and are shown to be suitable for broadband light sensing and solar energy harvesting in solution-processable polymer-fullerene devices.

LanguageEnglish
Pages14119-14126
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number28
Early online date18 Jun 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2012

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Conjugated polymers
Polymers
Fullerenes
Energy gap
Energy harvesting
Polymer solutions
Sulfur
Solar energy
Charge transfer
4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene

Keywords

  • light sensing
  • broadband light sensing
  • solar energy
  • solar energy harvesting

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Cortizo Lacalle, D., Howells, C. T., Gambino, S., Vilela, F., Vobecka, Z., Findlay, N. J., ... Skabara, P. (2012). BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry , 22(28), 14119-14126. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm32374e
Cortizo Lacalle, Diego ; Howells, Calvyn T. ; Gambino, Salvatore ; Vilela, Filipe ; Vobecka, Zuzana ; Findlay, Neil J. ; Inigo, Anto R. ; Thomson, Stuart A. J. ; Skabara, Peter J. ; Samuel, Ifor D. W. ; Skabara, Peter. / BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry . 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 28. pp. 14119-14126.
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BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications. / Cortizo Lacalle, Diego; Howells, Calvyn T.; Gambino, Salvatore; Vilela, Filipe; Vobecka, Zuzana; Findlay, Neil J.; Inigo, Anto R.; Thomson, Stuart A. J.; Skabara, Peter J.; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Skabara, Peter.

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