Exciton dynamics in alternating polyfluorene/fullerene blends
Summary, in English
Exciton dynamics in alternating copolymer/fullerene solar cell blends have been investigated using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. The acceptor concentrations have been varied over a wide range. Experimental data, kinetic modeling and simulations, all indicate that the efficiency of exciton conversion to charges is 100% even at acceptor concentrations as low as 20 wt%. The reported dependence of solar cell efficiency on fullerene concentration may thus arise from other factors. However, there exists an acceptor concentration threshold (5 wt%) below which a substantial fraction of the excitations remain unquenched. The results, we believe are very relevant to optimization of performance efficiency by clever manipulation of morphology. We have also observed exciton-exciton energy transfer in these blends at low acceptor concentrations. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Chemical Physics
- Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
- exciton dynamics
- polyfluorene/fullerene blends
- ISSN: 0301-0104