Novel Small Molecular Materials Based on Phenoxazine Core Unit for Efficient Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells and Perovskite Solar Cells
2015 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 27, no 5, 1808-1814 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two novel Acceptor-Donor-Acceptor (A-D-A) structured small molecular (SM-) materials POZ2 and POZ3 using an electron-rich phenoxazine (POZ) unit as a core building block were designed and synthesized. Their unique characteristics, such as suitable energy levels, strong optical absorption in the visible region, high hole mobility, and high conductivity, prompted us to use them both as p-type donor materials (DMs) in SM-bulk heterojunction organic solar cells (BHJ OSCs) and as hole transport materials (HTMs) in CH3NH3PbI3-based perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The POZ(2)-based devices yielded promising power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of 7.44% and 12.8% in BHJ OSCs and PSCs, respectively, which were higher than the PCEs of 6.73% (BHJ-OSCs) and 11.5% (PSCs) obtained with the POZ3-based devices. Moreover, our results demonstrated that the POZ2 employing the electron-deficient benzothiazole (BTZ) as linker exhibited higher hole mobility and conductivity than that of the POZ3 using thiophene as linker, leading to better device performance both in BHJ-OSCs and PSCs. These results also provide guidance for the molecular design of high charge carrier mobility SM-materials for highly efficient BHJ OSCs and PSCs in the future.
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2015. Vol. 27, no 5, 1808-1814 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164452DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00001ISI: 000350919000044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84924366791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-164452DiVA: diva2:807272
FunderSwedish Energy AgencyKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201504232015-04-232015-04-172015-04-23Bibliographically approved