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Dithienylcyclopentadienone derivative-co-benzothiadiazole: An alternating copolymer for organic photovoltaics

Ranjith, K and Swathi, SK and Kumar, Prajwal and Ramamurthy, Praveen C (2012) Dithienylcyclopentadienone derivative-co-benzothiadiazole: An alternating copolymer for organic photovoltaics. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 98 . pp. 448-454.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2011.11.034


Alternating copolymer of 7,9-di(thiophen-2-yl)-8H-cyclopenta[a]acenaphthylen-8-one-co-benzothia diazole was synthesized by palladium(0) catalyzed Stille coupling reaction. This solution processable copolymer shows an excellent thermal stability and has a broad absorption range from 300 to 800 nm with a band gap of about 1.51 eV. High LUMO energy level and low band gap of the synthesized copolymers suggest that, this copolymer will be a suitable donor material for use in an organic photovoltaic device. Photovoltaic devices were fabricated from the blend of copolymer and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester as the active material. (C) 2011 Elsevier By. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Conducting polymer;Alternating copolymer;Organic solar cells; Bulkheterojunction
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 11:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44010

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