Charge transport and recombination in wide-bandgap Y6 derivatives-based organic solar cells

Yuliar Firdaus, Qiao He, Lia Muliani, Erlyta Septa Rosa, Martin Heeney, Thomas D. Anthopoulos

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The power conversion efficiency of nonfullerene-based organic solar cells (OSCs) has recently exceeded 18%, thanks to the constant effort to identify the key properties governing the OSCs performance and development of better photovoltaic materials. With its superior properties, low-bandgap Y6 and its derivatives have emerged as one of the most popular nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) for OSCs. In most cases, these low bandgap NFAs were based mainly on the most widely used and successful end-group 1,1-dicyanomethylene-3-indanone (IC). On the other hand, wide-bandgap Y6 derivatives are still scarce. Attempts to increase the NFA's bandgap by incorporating electron-rich end-groups often end up with NFAs with poor performance. In this work, we compare two wide-bandgap Y6 derivatives with different end-groups, and their distinct device performance is correlated with their charge transport and recombination properties. Electronic measurements on solar cell devices and device physics results are presented to discuss charge transport and recombination within the device.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)025001
JournalAdvances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 11 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-02
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079
Acknowledgements: This publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No: OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079; and Program Riset Nasional (PRN) from the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology 2020 under Contract No. 141/E1/PRN/2020.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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