Molecular design and ordering effects in π-functional materials for transistor and solar cell applications

P.M. Beaujuge, J.M.J. Fréchet
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(50), 20009-20029, (2011)

Molecular design and ordering effects in π-functional materials for transistor and solar cell applications

Keywords

 -conjugated polymers

Abstract

​Organic electronics are broadly anticipated to impact the development of flexible thin-film device technologies. Among these, solution-processable π-conjugated polymers and small molecules are proving particularly promising in field-effect transistors and bulk heterojunction solar cells. This Perspective analyzes some of the most exciting strategies recently suggested in the design and structural organization of π-functional materials for transistor and solar cell applications. Emphasis is placed on the interplay between molecular structure, self-assembling properties, nanoscale and mesoscale ordering, and device efficiency parameters. A critical look at the various approaches used to optimize both materials and device performance is provided to assist in the identification of new directions and further advances.

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DOI:  10.1021/ja2073643

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