269 results found
Fei Z, Eisner FD, Jiao X, et al., 2018, An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 30, ISSN: 0935-9648
Lu R, Han Y, Zhang W, et al., 2018, Alkylated indacenodithieno[3,2-b] thiophene-based all donor ladder-type conjugated polymers for organic thin film transistors, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol: 6, Pages: 2004-2009, ISSN: 2050-7534
© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report the synthesis of a series of indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene (IDTT) based conjugated polymers by copolymerization with three different electron rich co-monomers [thiophene (T), thieno[3,2-b] thiophene (TT) and dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]thiophene (DTT)] under Stille coupling conditions. The resulting all-donor polymers show very good solubility in common solvents and exhibit similar optical, thermal and electronic properties. However, the performance of these semiconductors in thin film transistor devices varied and was highly dependent on the nature of the co-monomer. All polymers exhibited unipolar p-type charge transport behaviour, with the mobility values following the trend of IDTT-TT > IDTT-DTT > IDTT-T. The peak saturation mobility value of IDTT-TT was extracted to be 1.1 cm 2 V -1 s -1 , amongst the highest mobility for all-donor conjugated polymers reported to date.
Panidi J, Paterson AF, Khim D, et al., 2018, Remarkable Enhancement of the Hole Mobility in Several Organic Small-Molecules, Polymers, and Small-Molecule:Polymer Blend Transistors by Simple Admixing of the Lewis Acid p-Dopant B(C6F5)(3), ADVANCED SCIENCE, Vol: 5, ISSN: 2198-3844
Wijeyasinghe N, Tsetseris L, Regoutz A, et al., 2018, Copper (I) Selenocyanate (CuSeCN) as a Novel Hole-Transport Layer for Transistors, Organic Solar Cells, and Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN: 1616-301X
© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. The synthesis and characterization of copper (I) selenocya nate (CuSeCN) and its application as a solution-processable hole-transport layer (HTL) material in transistors, organic light-emitting diodes, and solar cells are reported. Density-functional theory calculations combined with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are used to elucidate the electronic band structure, density of states, and microstructure of CuSeCN. Solution-processed layers are found to be nanocrystalline and optically transparent ( > 94%), due to the large bandgap of ≥3.1 eV, with a valence band maximum located at -5.1 eV. Hole-transport analysis performed using field-effect measurements confirms the p-type character of CuSeCN yielding a hole mobility of 0.002 cm 2 V -1 s -1 . When CuSeCN is incorporated as the HTL material in organic light-emitting diodes and organic solar cells, the resulting devices exhibit comparable or improved performance to control devices based on commercially available poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate as the HTL. This is the first report on the semiconducting character of CuSeCN and it highlights the tremendous potential for further developments in the area of metal pseudohalides.
Boufflet P, Bovo G, Occhi L, et al., 2017, The Influence of Backbone Fluorination on the Dielectric Constant of Conjugated Polythiophenes, Advanced Electronic Materials
© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. The ability to modify or enhance the dielectric constant of semiconducting polymers can prove valuable for a range of optoelectronic and microelectronic applications. In the case of organic photovoltaics, increasing the dielectric constant of the active layer has often been suggested as a method to control charge generation, recombination dynamics, and ultimately, the power conversion efficiencies. In this contribution, the impact that the degree and pattern of fluorination has on the dielectric constant of poly(3-octylthiophene) (P3OT), a more soluble analogue of the widely studied conjugated material poly(3-hexylthiophene), is explored. P3OT and its backbone-fluorinated analogue, F-P3OT, are compared along with a block and alternating copolymer version of these materials. It is found that the dielectric constant of the polymer thin films increases as the degree of backbone fluorination increases, in a trend consistent with density functional theory calculations of the dipole moment.
Boufflet P, Casey A, Xia Y, et al., 2017, Pentafluorobenzene end-group as a versatile handle for para fluoro "click" functionalization of polythiophenes, CHEMICAL SCIENCE, Vol: 8, Pages: 2215-2225, ISSN: 2041-6520
Casey A, Green JP, Tuladhar PS, et al., 2017, Cyano substituted benzotriazole based polymers for use in organic solar cells, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, Vol: 5, Pages: 6465-6470, ISSN: 2050-7488
Costa L, Al-Hashimi M, Heeney M, et al., 2017, Template-Synthesis of Conjugated Poly(3-Hexylselenophene) (P3HS) Nanofibers Using Femtosecond Laser Machined Fused Silica Templates, MRS ADVANCES, Vol: 2, Pages: 2957-2960, ISSN: 2059-8521
Creamer A, Casey A, Marsh AV, et al., 2017, Systematic Tuning of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole Acceptor Strength by Monofunctionalization with Alkylamine, Thioalkyl, or Alkoxy Groups in Carbazole Donor-Acceptor Polymers, MACROMOLECULES, Vol: 50, Pages: 2736-2746, ISSN: 0024-9297
Datko BD, Thomas AK, Fei Z, et al., 2017, Effect of a heavy heteroatom on triplet formation and interactions in single conjugated polymer molecules and aggregates, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, Vol: 19, Pages: 28239-28248, ISSN: 1463-9076
Fei Z, Chen L, Han Y, et al., 2017, Alternating 5,5-Dimethylcyclopentadiene and Diketopyrrolopyrrole Copolymer Prepared at Room Temperature for High Performance Organic Thin-Film Transistors, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 139, Pages: 8094-8097, ISSN: 0002-7863
Fei Z, Han Y, Gann E, et al., 2017, Alkylated Selenophene-Based Ladder-Type Monomers via a Facile Route for High-Performance Thin-Film Transistor Applications, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 139, Pages: 8552-8561, ISSN: 0002-7863
Green JP, Cryer SJ, Marafie J, et al., 2017, Synthesis of a Luminescent Arsolo[2,3-d:5,4-d']bis(thiazole) Building Block and Comparison to Its Phosphole Analogue, ORGANOMETALLICS, Vol: 36, Pages: 2632-2636, ISSN: 0276-7333
Hu Z, Haws RT, Fei Z, et al., 2017, Impact of backbone fluorination on nanoscale morphology and excitonic coupling in polythiophenes, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Vol: 114, Pages: 5113-5118, ISSN: 0027-8424
Patra D, Lee J, Lee J, et al., 2017, Synthesis of low band gap polymers based on pyrrolo[3,2-d:4,5-d ']bisthiazole (PBTz) and thienylenevinylene (TV) for organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 5, Pages: 2247-2258, ISSN: 2050-7526
Rodriquez D, Kim J-H, Root SE, et al., 2017, Comparison of Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymer Films for Stretchable Electronics, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, Vol: 9, Pages: 8855-8862, ISSN: 1944-8244
Taroni PJ, Santagiuliana G, Wan K, et al., 2017, Toward Stretchable Self-Powered Sensors Based on the Thermoelectric Response of PEDOT:PSS/Polyurethane Blends, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN: 1616-301X
© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. The development of new flexible and stretchable sensors addresses the demands of upcoming application fields like internet-of-things, soft robotics, and health/structure monitoring. However, finding a reliable and robust power source to operate these devices, particularly in off-the-grid, maintenance-free applications, still poses a great challenge. The exploitation of ubiquitous temperature gradients, as the source of energy, can become a practical solution, since the recent discovery of the outstanding thermoelectric properties of a conductive polymer, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). Unfortunately the use of PEDOT:PSS is currently constrained by its brittleness and limited processability. Herein, PEDOT:PSS is blended with a commercial elastomeric polyurethane (Lycra), to obtain tough and processable self-standing films. A remarkable strain-at-break of ≈700% is achieved for blends with 90 wt% Lycra, after ethylene glycol treatment, without affecting the Seebeck voltage. For the first time the viability of these novel blends as stretchable self-powered sensors is demonstrated.
Wade J, Wood S, Collado-Fregoso E, et al., 2017, Impact of Fullerene Intercalation on Structural and Thermal Properties of Organic Photovoltaic Blends, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 121, Pages: 20976-20985, ISSN: 1932-7447
Wijeyasinghe N, Regoutz A, Eisner F, et al., 2017, Copper(I) Thiocyanate (CuSCN) Hole-Transport Layers Processed from Aqueous Precursor Solutions and Their Application in Thin-Film Transistors and Highly Efficient Organic and Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol: 27, ISSN: 1616-301X
Al-Hashimi M, Han Y, Smith J, et al., 2016, Influence of the heteroatom on the optoelectronic properties and transistor performance of soluble thiophene-, selenophene- and tellurophene-vinylene copolymers, CHEMICAL SCIENCE, Vol: 7, Pages: 1093-1099, ISSN: 2041-6520
Bannock JE, Xu W, Baissas T, et al., 2016, Rapid flow-based synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene) using 2-methyltetrahydrofuran as a bio-derived reaction solvent, EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, Vol: 80, Pages: 240-246, ISSN: 0014-3057
Bannock JH, Treat ND, Chabinyc M, et al., 2016, The influence of polymer purification on the efficiency of poly(3-hexylthiophene):fullerene organic solar cells, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Vol: 6, ISSN: 2045-2322
Boufflet P, Wood S, Wade J, et al., 2016, Comparing blends and blocks: Synthesis of partially fluorinated diblock polythiophene copolymers to investigate the thermal stability of optical and morphological properties, BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Vol: 12, Pages: 2150-+, ISSN: 1860-5397
Cachelin P, Green JP, Peijs T, et al., 2016, Optical Acetone Vapor Sensors Based on Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals and Reactive Chiral Dopants, ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS, Vol: 4, Pages: 592-596, ISSN: 2195-1071
Casey A, Dimitrov SD, Shakya-Tuladhar P, et al., 2016, Effect of Systematically Tuning Conjugated Donor Polymer Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital Levels via Cyano Substitution on Organic Photovoltaic Device Performance, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, Vol: 28, Pages: 5110-5120, ISSN: 0897-4756
Casey A, Han Y, Gann E, et al., 2016, Vinylene-Linked Oligothiophene-Difluorobenzothiadiazole Copolymer for Transistor Applications, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, Vol: 8, Pages: 31154-31165, ISSN: 1944-8244
Dimitrov SD, Schroeder BC, Nielsen CB, et al., 2016, Singlet Exciton Lifetimes in Conjugated Polymer Films for Organic Solar Cells, POLYMERS, Vol: 8, ISSN: 2073-4360
Fei Z, Han Y, Martin J, et al., 2016, Conjugated Copolymers of Vinylene Flanked Naphthalene Diimide, MACROMOLECULES, Vol: 49, Pages: 6384-6393, ISSN: 0024-9297
Green JP, Han Y, Kilmurray R, et al., 2016, An Air-Stable Semiconducting Polymer Containing Dithieno[3,2-b:2 ',3 '-d]arsole, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, Vol: 55, Pages: 7148-7151, ISSN: 1433-7851
Green JP, Han Y, Kilmurray R, et al., 2016, An Air-Stable Semiconducting Polymer Containing Dithieno[3,2- b :2′,3′- d ]arsole, Angewandte Chemie, Vol: 128, Pages: 7264-7267, ISSN: 0044-8249
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