Bis-lactam-based donor polymers for organic solar cells: Evolution by design

Joseph W. Rumer*, Bob C. Schroeder, Christian B. Nielsen, Raja Ashraf, Daniel Beatrup, Hugo Bronstein, Samuel J. Cryer, Jenny E. Donaghey, Sarah Holliday, Michael Hurhangee, David I. James, Stefanie Lim, Iain Meager, Weimin Zhang, Iain Mcculloch

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Lactam-based semiconducting donor polymer materials often exhibit high performance in the photoactive layer of solution processed organic solar cells. In this review we focus on the structure-property-device performance relationships, offering a set of rational design rules for next generation materials from a chemical structure perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
StatePublished - Jun 2 2014


  • Bulk heterojunction
  • Lactam
  • Morphology
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Semiconducting polymers
  • Solution processed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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