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Controlling the Solidification of Organic
Photovoltaic Blends with Nucleating Agents

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Blending fullerenes with a donor polymer for the
fabrication of organic solar cells often leads to at least partial
vitrification of one, if not both, components. For prototypical
poly(3-hexylthiophene):fullerene blend, we show
that the addition of a commercial nucleating agent, di(3,4-dimethyl benzylidene)sorbitol, to such binary blends accelerates
the crystallization of the donor, resulting in an
increase in its degree of crystallinity in as-cast structures.
This allows manipulation of the extent of intermixing/
phase separation of the donor and acceptor directly
from solution, offering a tool to improve device characteristics
such as power conversion efficiency.
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2
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accepted
11 - 8 - 2014
online
20 - 11 - 2014
received
9 - 6 - 2014
Contributors
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
author
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
author
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
author
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
author
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
  • Department of Materials
    and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London,
    Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_oph-2014-0006
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