Panchromatic small-molecule organic solar cells based on a pyrrolopyrrole aza-BODIPY with a small energy loss

Ru Feng, Tatsuya Mori, Takuma Yasuda, Hiroyuki Furuta, Soji Shimizu

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Abstract

A small photon energy loss (Eloss) is one of the requisites for achieving near-infrared (NIR) small-molecule organic solar cells (SM-OSCs). Herein, we present two novel pyrrolopyrrole aza-BODIPY (PPAB)-based panchromatic chromophores, TT-2PPAB and DFBT-2PPAB, with an acceptor-donor-acceptor configuration for photovoltaic studies. Among them, in combination with [6,6]-phenyl-C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) acceptor, TT-2PPAB exhibits a moderate power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.11% due to an Eloss of 0.48 eV, which is smaller than the empirical limit of 0.6 eV. Based on the electrochemistry and theoretical calculations, we revealed that the efficient photovoltaic performance of the TT-2PPAB-based device can be ascribed to the sufficiently deep LUMO level of TT-2PPAB for charge transfer to PC71BM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111020
JournalDyes and Pigments
Volume210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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