NFA-based organic photovoltaic, atomic details

NFA-based organic photovoltaic, atomic details

A non-intuitive, minuscule chemical tweak allows two molecular components to fit together in a way that boosts the conversion of light into electricity. The yellow component has undergone the tweak. It is comprised of a non-fullerene acceptor (NFA), which receives electrons from the blue component, an electron donor. Thanks to the same chemical tweak, the two molecular components are also well-packed in the material to facilitate the conduction of electrons to neighboring electrodes (not shown). Credit: Georgia Tech / Breda lab / Tonghui Wang

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Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy
Keywords
NFA, non-fullerene acceptor, jean-luc bredas, organic solar cells, electron donor, electron donor molecule, sunlight conversion, morphology, materials morphology, methoxy group, PBDB-T, IT-OM-2, IT-OM-3, silicon solar cells, exciton, conduction electron, h-index
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 19, 2019 - 8:41am
  • Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019 - 8:41am