Bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices have been fabricated by blending phenyl-cored thiophene dendrimers with a fullerene derivative. A power conversion efficiency of 1.3% under simulated AM 1.5 illumination is obtained for a four-arm dendrimer, despite its large optical band gap of 2.1 eV. The devices exhibit an increase in short-circuit current and power conversion efficiency as the length of the arm is increased. The fill factors of the devices studied are characteristically low, which is attributed to overly uniform mixing of the blend.
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