semiconductor thin-films; field-effect transistors; non-fullerene acceptors; active layer morphology; small-molecule acceptor; multiple length scales;open-circuit voltage; charge-transport; polymer-fullerene; high-efficiency
Having recently surpassed 10% efficiency, solar cells based on organic molecules are poised to become a viable low-cost clean energy source with the added advantages of mechanical flexibility and light weight. The best-performing organic solar cells rely on a nanostructured active layer morphology consisting of a complex organization of electron donating and electron accepting molecules. Although much progress has been made in designing new donor and acceptor molecules, rational control over active layer morphology remains a central challenge. Long-term device stability is another important consideration that needs to be addressed. This review highlights supramolecular strategies for generating highly stable nanostructured organic photovoltaic active materials by design.
Haruk, A. M., & Mativetsky, J. M. (2015). Supramolecular Approaches to Nanoscale Morphological Control in Organic Solar Cells. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 13381-13406.
Haruk, Alexander M. and Mativetsky, Jeffrey M., "Supramolecular Approaches to Nanoscale Morphological Control in Organic Solar Cells" (2015). Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Faculty Scholarship. 3.