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Acta Physico-Chimica Sinca  2017, Vol. 33 Issue (12): 2327-2338    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201706161
Special Issue: Special Issue for Highly Cited Researchers
FEATURE ARTICLE     
Rational Design Strategies for Polymer Donors for Applications in Non-Fullerene Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Shao-Qing ZHANG1,2,Jian-Hui HOU2,*()
1 School of Chemistry and Biology Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, P. R. China
2 State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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Abstract  

Solution-processable organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs) have attracted considerable interest.Over the past twenty years, fullerene and its derivatives have been predominately used as the electron acceptor materials to fabricate OPV devices.In recent few years, non-fullerene organic photovoltaic cells (NF-OPVs), consisting of polymers as the donors and the non-fullerene (NF) materials as the acceptors, have been developed rapidly, and the highest power conversion efficiencies of NF-OPVs exceed those of fullerene-based OPVs.In these NF-OPVs, both polymeric donor materials and NF acceptors play critical roles in achieving outstanding efficiencies, and hence, the molecular design of the polymer donors has been deemed a very important topic of research in the field.In this review, we will present an introduction of the specific requirements for polymer donors in NF-OPVs and summarize the recent progress related to polymer donors for the applications in highly efficient NF-OPVs.



Key wordsOrganic photovoltaic cells      Conjugated polymer      Molecular design      Non-fullerene acceptor      Power conversion efficiency     
Received: 29 May 2017      Published: 16 June 2017
MSC2000:  O646  
Fund:  National Nature Science Foundation of China(91333204);National Nature Science Foundation of China(21325419);National Nature Science Foundation of China(51673201);the Chinese Academy of Sciences(XDB12030200)
Corresponding Authors: Jian-Hui HOU     E-mail: hjhzlz@iccas.ac.cn
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Shao-Qing ZHANG,Jian-Hui HOU. Rational Design Strategies for Polymer Donors for Applications in Non-Fullerene Organic Photovoltaic Cells. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinca, 2017, 33(12): 2327-2338.

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Fig 1 Molecular structure (a) and the UV-Vis spectra (b) of several typical acceptor materials.
Fig 2 UV-vis spectra of PDBT-T1, SdiPBI-Se, and their blend film (mass ratio of 1 : 1)12.
Fig 3 Molecular structure (a) and the UV-Vis spectra (b) of J51 and N2200 34.
Fig 4 UV-Vis absorption spectra of ITIC, PBDTTT-EFT, PBDB-T and PB3T.
Fig 5 Molecular structures (a) and UV-Vis absorption spectra (b) of PBDTTT-EFT, J52, IEIC, IEICO and IEICO-4F.
Fig 6 (a) Molecular structures of PBQ-0F, PBQ-QF and PBQ-4F; (b) Energy level schematic of PBQ-0F, PBQ-QF, PBQ-4F and ITIC23.
Fig 7 (a) Schematic representation of the almost isotropic material (PCBM) and anisotropic polymer19; (b) the chemical structure of PBDTBDD, PBDTBDD-T and PNDI.
Fig 8 (a) Molecular structure of PBDT-DTN and PIDT-DTN; (b) Temperature-dependent UV-Vis absorption spectra of PBDT-DTN and PIDT-DTN20.
Fig 9 Molecular structures and energy levels of a few polymer donors in this article.
Donor Acceptor Voc/V Jsc/(mA·cm-2) FF PCE/% Ref.
Table 1 Photovoltaic properties based on the polymer donors in this article.
Fig 10 UV?Vis absorption spectra of PBDB-T in o-DCB solution under different temperature64. Inset: the color of the solution under different temperature.
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