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Improving the layer morphology of solution-processed
perylene diimide organic solar cells with the use
of a polymeric interlayer

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Herein we demonstrate a method to improve the power conversion
efficiency (PCE) parameter of organic photovoltaic
(OPV) devices based on the electron acceptor N,N’-bis(1-
ethylpropyl)-perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide (PDI)
blended with the electron donor poly(indenofluorene)-aryloctyl
(PIF-Aryl). The device parameters of the short-circuit
current, open-circuit voltage and fill factor are found increased
after the insertion of a thin poly [9, 9-dioctylfluorene-co-N-
[4-(3-methylpropyl)]-diphenylamine] (TFB) photoactive interlayer
between the hole-collecting electrode and the photoactive
layer of the device. Unlike to most of the cases where
interlayers serve as charge extractors, in our system the polymeric
interlayer serves as a morphology modifying agent that
drives the PDI component to segregate better at the interface
with the device cathode; that is at the carrier-collecting electrode
interface, which is not in physical contact with the interlayer.
The processes of energy/charge transfer of the TFB excitons
to/with the PIF-Aryl:PDI top-layer are also addressed.
Charge transfer reactions dominate at the TFB/PIF-Aryl:PDI
interface but no significant contribution in the photocurrent
generation is seen in the photoaction spectra of the bilayer
device.
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24-38
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Dates
online
07 - 10 - 2013
received
15 - 6 - 2013
accepted
17 - 7 - 2013
Contributors
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  • Centre for Nanoscience and Technology@PoliMi,
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,
    Via Giovanni Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy
  • Instituto Madrileno de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia
    (IMDEA-Nanociencia), c/Faraday 9,
    Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain
  • Centre for Nanoscience and Technology@PoliMi,
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,
    Via Giovanni Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy
  • Instituto Madrileno de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia
    (IMDEA-Nanociencia), c/Faraday 9,
    Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain
author
  • Department of Chemistry ”G. Ciamician” University of Bologna,
    Via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Centre for Nanoscience and Technology@PoliMi,
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,
    Via Giovanni Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy
  • Department of Chemistry ”G. Ciamician” University of Bologna,
    Via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
author
  • Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10,
    D-55128, Mainz, Germany
author
  • Centre for Polymer Science & Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India
  • Centre for Nanoscience and Technology@PoliMi,
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,
    Via Giovanni Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy, pekeivan@iit.it
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_oph-2013-0003
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