A “zig-zag” naphthodithiophene core for increased efficiency in solution-processed small molecule solar cells

Stephen Loser, Hiroyuki Miyauchi, Jonathan W. Hennek, Jeremy Smith, Chun Huang, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks

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A solution-processed small molecule utilizing a novel 4,9-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)naphtho[1,2-b:5,6-b′]dithiophene “zig-zag” core (zNDT) exhibits high hole mobility, upshifted frontier MO energies, and enhanced photovoltaic cell short-circuit currents, fill-factors, and power conversion efficiencies (4.7%) versus the linearNDT isomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8511-8513
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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