Interfacial Engineering of fullerenol using thiophene for solution processable solar cell: Effect of thiophenated fullerene on the miscibility with poly(3-hexylthiophene)

Subianto, S, Dutta, N and Choudhury, N 2017, 'Interfacial Engineering of fullerenol using thiophene for solution processable solar cell: Effect of thiophenated fullerene on the miscibility with poly(3-hexylthiophene)', Procedia Engineering, vol. 215, pp. 219-225.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Interfacial Engineering of fullerenol using thiophene for solution processable solar cell: Effect of thiophenated fullerene on the miscibility with poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Author(s) Subianto, S
Dutta, N
Choudhury, N
Year 2017
Journal name Procedia Engineering
Volume number 215
Start page 219
End page 225
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Current state of the art plastic solar cells utilise halogenated solvents which pose processing challenges due to their toxicity and thus environmental hazards. In this work, we investigate alternative materials which are processable using environmentally friendly solvents. Specifically, we investigate the use of water-soluble materials. Fullerenol, due to the presence of hydroxyl groups, can be functionalised by esterification using reagents such as acid chlorides. In this contribution, we studied the effect of thiophene substituents on the miscibility of fullerenol and P3HT. The chemical modification on fullerene did not alter the electrochemical property of fullerene which makes it suitable for acceptor applications for organic solar cells.
Subject Physical Chemistry of Materials
Biomaterials
Composite and Hybrid Materials
Keyword(s) Interface
Fullerenol
Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Miscibility
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.12.148
Copyright notice © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN 1877-7058
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