Controllable power-conversion efficiency in organic-solar cells

Qana A. Alsulami

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In organic donor–acceptor structures, the efficiency is largely controlled by a fundamental photophysics process. Herein, the excited state dynamics of a conjugated polymer PBDT(X)TPD with ring substituents are explored using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy (fs-TA). The brilliant measuring sensitivity of our instruments has allowed us to study the influence of the substituted side group on charge dynamics as well as the device performance. fs-TA data demonstrates a clear correlation between the ultrafast charge separation and charge recombination, fluorescence quantum yields, ring substitutions, and device performance. Thus, the careful selection of side groups can make huge changes in the photo-electronic properties of polymers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111203
JournalChemical Physics
StatePublished - Apr 22 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-15
Acknowledgements: This project was funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, under grant no. G: 154-247-1440. The author, therefore, acknowledges with thanks DSR for technical and financial support. Thanks are extended to Dr. Omar F Mohammed for the use of his facilities and equipment at KAUST.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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