Light-harvesting fullerenes for organic solar cells

J. Baffreau, S. Leroy-Lhez, H. Derbal, A.R. Inigo, J-M Nunzi, M. M. Groeneveld, R. M. Williams, P. Hudhomme

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Abstract

Novel dyads containing [60]fullerene-perylenediimide units were developed as light-harvesting acceptors for the preparation of efficient solar cells. The antenna was grafted onto C-60 with the aim to improve the absorption spectrum of materials used in bulk-heterojunction devices. Electrochemical and photophysical studies of these dyads in solution have revealed that there was no significant ground-state electronic interaction between the covalently bonded PDI and fullerene moieties. Steady-state fluorescence experiments evidenced an effective photoinduced energy transfer from the PDI moiety to C-60. The potential use of these light-harvesting fullerenes in organic solar cells was estimated with their incorporation in bulk-heterojunctions using poly(3-hexylthiophene) as the conjugated pi-donor polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Applied Physics
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
EventECHOS 2006 Conference - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Jun 200630 Jun 2006

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Ground state
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Absorption spectra
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Antennas
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energy transfer
absorption spectra
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Keywords

  • units
  • polymer
  • perylene
  • light-harvesting fullerenes
  • network
  • photovoltaic cells
  • electron
  • morphology
  • organic solar cells

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Baffreau, J., Leroy-Lhez, S., Derbal, H., Inigo, A. R., Nunzi, J-M., Groeneveld, M. M., ... Hudhomme, P. (2006). Light-harvesting fullerenes for organic solar cells. European Physical Journal: Applied Physics , 36(3), 301-305. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjap:2006147
Baffreau, J. ; Leroy-Lhez, S. ; Derbal, H. ; Inigo, A.R. ; Nunzi, J-M ; Groeneveld, M. M. ; Williams, R. M. ; Hudhomme, P. / Light-harvesting fullerenes for organic solar cells. In: European Physical Journal: Applied Physics . 2006 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 301-305.
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Light-harvesting fullerenes for organic solar cells. / Baffreau, J.; Leroy-Lhez, S.; Derbal, H.; Inigo, A.R.; Nunzi, J-M; Groeneveld, M. M.; Williams, R. M.; Hudhomme, P.

In: European Physical Journal: Applied Physics , Vol. 36, No. 3, 12.2006, p. 301-305.

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