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  • 301.
    Sandstrom, Andreas
    et al.
    Umeå University.
    Matyba, Piotr
    Umeå University.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Edman, Ludvig
    Umeå University.
    Separating Ion and Electron Transport: The Bilayer Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell2010In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, ISSN 0002-7863, Vol. 132, no 19, p. 6646-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The current generation of polymer light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) suffers from insufficient stability during operation. One identified culprit is the active material, which comprises an intimate blend between an ion-conducting electrolyte and an electron-transporting conjugated polymer, as it tends to undergo phase separation during long-term operation and the intimate contact between the ion- and electron-transporting components provokes side reactions. To address these stability issues, we present here a bilayer LEC structure in which the electrolyte is spatially separated from the conjugated polymer. We demonstrate that employing this novel device structure, with its clearly separated ion- and electron-transport paths, leads to distinctly improved LEC performance in the form of decreased turn-on time and improved light emission. We also point out that it will allow for the utilization of combinations of active materials having mutually incompatible solubilities.

  • 302.
    Schmidt, Daniel
    et al.
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.
    Müller, Christian
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hofmann, Tino
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Arwin, Hans
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Optics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Schubert, Eva
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.
    Schubert, Mathias
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.
    Optical properties of hybrid titanium chevron sculptured thin films coated with a semiconducting polymer2011In: THIN SOLID FILMS, ISSN 0040-6090, Vol. 519, no 9, p. 2645-2649Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Optical and structural properties of a hybrid metallic chevron sculptured thin film from titanium coated with the semiconducting polymer poly(3-dodecylthiophene) (P3DDT) are reported. The nanostructured thin film with two subsequent layers of oppositely slanted nanocolumns was fabricated by glancing angle deposition and coated with P3DDT by a spin-cast process. Spectroscopic generalized ellipsometry is employed to determine geometrical structure properties and the anisotropic optical constants of the coated and uncoated film in the spectral range from 400 to 1700 nm. The nanostructured thin films before and after hybridization show highly anisotropic optical properties. The complex refractive indices along major polarizability directions of the hybridized chevrons are increased in the entire investigated spectral range with respect to the as-deposited chevrons. Changes in birefringence and dichroism upon polymer infiltration are observed.

  • 303.
    Schubert, Mattias
    et al.
    Inst for Experimental Physics II University of Leipzig.
    Bundesmann, C.
    Inst for Experimental Physics University of Leipzig.
    Jacopic, G.
    JOANNEUM Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria.
    Maresch, H.
    JOANNEUM Research Forschungsgesellschaft Mbh, Austria.
    Arwin, Hans
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Optics .
    Persson, Nils-Krister
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Infrared ellipsometry characterization of conducting thin organic films2004In: Elsevier Science, ISSN 1626-3200, Vol. 455-456, p. 295-300Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 304.
    Schubert, Mattias
    et al.
    Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Leipzig.
    Bundesmann, C.
    Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Leipzig.
    v. Wenckstern, H.
    Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften Istitut für Experimentelle Physik II, Leipzig.
    Jakopic, G.
    Institut für Nanostrukturierte Materialien und Photonik JOHANNEUM Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.
    Haase, A.
    Institut für Nanostrukturierte Materialien und Photonik JOANNEUM Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.
    Persson, Nils-Krister
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Arwin, Hans
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Optics .
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Carrier redistribution in organic/inorganic (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy thiophene/poly(styrenesulfonate)polymer)-Si) heterojunction determined from infrared ellipsometry2004In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 84, p. 1311-1313Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 305.
    Sobkowiak, Marek
    et al.
    Poznan University of Technology, Poland .
    Gabrielsson, Roger
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Milczarek, Grzegorz
    Poznan University of Technology, Poland.
    Amperometric detection of iron (III) on electroconductive hydrogel based on polypyrrole and alkoxysulfonated poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT-S)2014In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 194, p. 170-175Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A polymeric conducting hydrogel of autopolymerized polypyrrole (PPY) and poly(4-(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl-methoxy)-1-butanesulfonic acid (PEDOT-S) cast-deposited on a glassy carbon electrode is demonstrated to be an efficient electrocatalyst for the fairly irreversible, and often irreproducible, reduction of Fe(Ill) at the bare substrate. Sensitive amperometric monitoring of Fe(III) is then possible without the need for oxygen removal at the fairly positive polarization potential of 0.3 V vs. Ag/AgCl in acidic electrolyte (0.1 M HClO4). The sensor shows a linear current response over a concentration range exceeding two orders of magnitude (2.5-500 mu M, R-2 = 0.9998). The detection limit (3 sigma) was estimated to be 0.8 mu M, and the sensitivity factor was 0.28 mu A mu M cm(-2), which is approximately 23 times higher than for the unmodified electrode under the same experimental conditions.

  • 306.
    Sobkowiak, Marek
    et al.
    Poznan University of Tech, Poland .
    Sokalski, Tomasz
    Abo Akad University, Finland .
    Lewenstam, Andrzej
    Abo Akad University, Finland .
    Gabrielsson, Roger
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Milczarek, Grzegorz
    Poznan University of Tech, Poland .
    Electrochemistry and Ion Sensing Properties of Conducting Hydrogel Layers Based on Polypyrrole and Alkoxysulfonated Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT-S)2014In: Electroanalysis, ISSN 1040-0397, E-ISSN 1521-4109, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 739-747Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Acidic aqueous solutions containing pyrrole and alkoxysulfonated PEDOT derivative (PEDOT-S) were found to undergo polymerization in the absence of an external oxidizing agent. The product was a nearly black-colored conducting hydrogel that after separation could be dispersed in water or acetone. The suspensions could be used to deposit cast films on a polycrystalline gold electrode. The polymer modified electrode showed a nearly Nernstian potentiometric response to Ag+ cations in the concentration range of 10(-5)-10(-1)M with the slope of 54mV/decade. The response was specific to Ag+ compared to a series of alkali and transition-metal cations (pK(Ag/M)greater than3.7).

  • 307.
    Solin, Niclas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bäcklund, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Preparation of amyloid-like materials functionalized with hydrophobic molecules2011In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 242, p. 526-ORGN-Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    When exposed to acid and heat, insulin is known to self into fibril-like structures known as amyloid. These nanowires can be used as templates in materials science applications. We have developed methods that allow us to functionalize such nanowires with phosphorescent metal-complexes (Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 4190). The method involves mixing the metal complex and the protein in the solid state, followed by self assembly of the resulting composite material. We were able to succesfully incorporate these materials into white OLEDs (Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 2225). We have now developed the method further to include various types of materials and molecules. We have also found that certain molecules might have dramatic effect on the self-assembly process, resulting in novel amyloid-based materials.

  • 308.
    Solin, Niclas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Protein Nanofibrils Balance Colours in Organic White-Light-Emitting Diodes2012In: Israel Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 0021-2148, Vol. 52, no 6, p. 529-539Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this review we discuss our efforts in using protein nanowires (amyloid fibrils) as structural templates for use in organic electronics applications, mainly focusing on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). We discuss different ways of functionalising amyloid fibrils. In one method, the amyloid fibril is used to organise luminescent polymers. We also discuss an alternative preparative method, resulting in amyloid-like materials functionalised with phosphorescent organometallic complexes. We discuss the incorporation of such materials in organic electronics devices, such as OLEDs. When amyloid fibrils are integrated into the OLED active layer, consisting of an electroluminescent blue-emitting polyfluorene, the efficiency of the device increases by a factor of 10. Furthermore, when amyloid fibrils incorporating phosphorescent metal complexes are used, the phosphorescent guest functions more efficiently than in the corresponding case where naked metal complexes are used. By preparing amyloid fibrils incorporating green- and red-emitting phosphorescent complexes, and combining these with blue-emitting polyfluorene, we can fabricate devices for white-light emission. The origin of the effects of the biomaterial on device performance is discussed.

  • 309.
    Svensson, M.
    et al.
    Dept. of Organ. Chem. and Polymer T., Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Theander, M.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Andersson, M.R.
    Dept. of Organ. Chem. and Polymer T., Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Synthesis and properties of new polythiophenes with high photoluminescence efficiency2001In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 119, no 1-3, p. 113-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of three regioregular alkoxy-substituted phenyl polythiophenes is described. The polythiophenes exhibited photoluminescence efficiency. The yields were synthesized using FeCl3 polymerization.

  • 310.
    Svensson, M.
    et al.
    Department of Organic Chemistry and Polymer Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics.
    Andersson, M.R.
    Department of Organic Chemistry and Polymer Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Synthesis and properties of alternating polyfluorene copolymers with redshifted absorption for use in solar cells2003In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 135-136, p. 137-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three fluorene based alternating copolymers with redshifted absorption were synthesized and used as the active layer in photodiodes. The polymers are soluble in common solvents. The photodiodes cover a large part of the solar spectrum with high external quantum efficiency and we reach 2.4% power conversion efficiency for the best device in this study. 

  • 311.
    Svensson, M.
    et al.
    Dept. of Organ. Chemistry Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Veenstra, S.C.
    Ener. Res. Ctr. Netherlands (ECN), Solar Energy, P.O. Box 1, NL-1755 ZG Petten, Netherlands.
    Verhees, W.J.H.
    Ener. Res. Ctr. Netherlands (ECN), Solar Energy, P.O. Box 1, NL-1755 ZG Petten, Netherlands.
    Hummelen, J.C.
    Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, NL-9747 AG Groningen, Netherlands.
    Kroon, J.M.
    Ener. Res. Ctr. Netherlands (ECN), Solar Energy, P.O. Box 1, NL-1755 ZG Petten, Netherlands.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Andersson, M.R.
    Dept. of Organ. Chemistry Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
    High-performance polymer solar cells of an alternating polyfluorene copolymer and a fullerene derivative2003In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 15, no 12, p. 988-991Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High-performance polymer solar cells of an alternating polyfluorene copolymer, PFDTBT, and a fullerene derivative were studied. It was shown that PFDTBT is a promising candidate for obtaining high energy conversion efficiency when combined with a suitable electron acceptor. Results showed that high-performance solar cells with extended spectral coverage and increased open-circuit voltage could be prepared from composites prepared from electron acceptor.

  • 312.
    Tanaka, H.
    et al.
    Kyushu University.
    Herland, Anna
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Lindgren, L.J.
    Chalmers univeristy of Technology.
    Tsutsui, T.
    Kyushu University.
    Andersson, Mats R
    Chalmers univeristy of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Enhanced current efficiency from Bio-Organic light-emitting diodes using decorated amyloid fibrils with conjugated polymer2008In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 8, no 9, p. 2858-2861Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate the use of self-assembled bionanostructures in polymer light-emitting diodes. Amyloid fibrils formed by protein misfolding were decorated with a soluble luminescent conjugated polymer. This conjugated polymer complex with amyloid fibrils was used as the active layer in a light emitting diode, resulting in a 10-fold increase in external quantum efficiency compared with pristine polymer, because of improved carrier injection. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

  • 313.
    Tang, Qun
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Solin, Niclas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lu, Jun
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hybrid bioinorganic insulin amyloid fibrils2010In: CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 1359-7345, Vol. 46, no 23, p. 4157-4159Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein we report a method to functionalize in vitro grown insulin amyloid fibrils with various inorganic materials. The counterion of the positively charged amyloid fibril is exchanged with anions from various salts; subsequent addition of appropriate cations results in functionalization of the amyloid fibril. We demonstrate the formation of apatite and platinum complex structures ordered by the amyloid template.

  • 314.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    George, Zandra
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Vandewal, Koen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Heriksson, Patrik
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Kroon, Renee
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Interlayer for Modified Cathode in Highly Efficient Inverted ITO-Free Organic Solar Cells2012In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 554-558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inverted polymer solar cells with a bottom metal cathode modified by a conjugated polymer interlayer show considerable improvement of photocurrent and fill factor, which is due to hole blocking at the interlayer, and a modified surface energy which affects the nanostructure in the TQ1/[70]PCBM blend.

  • 315.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Elfwing, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Light Trapping with Dielectric Scatterers in Single- and Tandem-Junction Organic Solar Cells2013In: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 3, no 12, p. 1606-1613Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Efficient dielectric scatterers based on a mixture of TiO2 nanoparticles and polydimethylsiloxane are demonstratedfor light trapping in semitransparent organic solar cells. An improvement of 80% in the photocurrent of an optimized semitransparent solar cell is achieved with the dielectric scatterer with approximate to 100% diffuse reflectance for wavelengths larger than 400 nm. For a parallel tandem solar cell, the dielectric scatterer generates 20% more photocurrent compared with a silver mirror beneath the cell; for a series tandem solar cell, the dielectric scatterer can be used as a photocurrent balancer between the subcells with different photoabsorbing materials. The power conversion efficiency of the tandem cell in series configuration with balanced photocurrent in the subcells exceeds that of an optimized standard solar cell with a reflective electrode. The characteristics of polydimethylsiloxane, such as flexibility and the ability to stick conformably to surfaces, also remain in the dielectric scatterers, which makes the demonstrated light trapping configuration highly suitable for large scale module manufacturing of roll-to-roll printed organic single- or tandem-junction solar cells.

  • 316.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Elfwing, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Melianas, Armantas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bao, Qinye
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fully-solution-processed organic solar cells with a highly efficient paper-based light trapping element2015In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN 2050-7488, Vol. 3, no 48, p. 24289-24296Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate the use of low cost paper as an efficient light-trapping element for thin film photovoltaics. We verify its use in fully-solution processed organic photovoltaic devices with the highest power conversion efficiency and the lowest internal electrical losses reported so far, the architecture of which - unlike most of the studied geometries to date - is suitable for upscaling, i.e. commercialization. The use of the paper-reflector enhances the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of the organic photovoltaic device by a factor of approximate to 1.5-2.5 over the solar spectrum, which rivals the light harvesting efficiency of a highly-reflective but also considerably more expensive silver mirror back-reflector. Moreover, by detailed theoretical and experimental analysis, we show that further improvements in the photovoltaic performance of organic solar cells employing PEDOT:PSS as both electrodes rely on the future development of high-conductivity and high-transmittance PEDOT:PSS. This is due optical losses in the PEDOT:PSS electrodes.

  • 317.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    George, Zandra
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Ma, Zaifei
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Vandewal, Koen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wang, Ergang
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Andersson, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats R
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Semi-Transparent Tandem Organic Solar Cells with 90% Internal Quantum Efficiency2012In: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 2, no 12, p. 1467-1476Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Semi-transparent (ST) organic solar cells with potential application as power generating windows are studied. The main challenge is to find proper transparent electrodes with desired electrical and optical properties. In this work, this is addressed by employing an amphiphilic conjugated polymer PFPA-1 modified ITO coated glass substrate as the ohmic electron-collecting cathode and PEDOT:PSS PH1000 as the hole-collecting anode. For active layers based on different donor polymers, considerably lower reflection and parasitic absorption are found in the ST solar cells as compared to solar cells in the standard geometry with an ITO/PEDOT:PSS anode and a LiF/Al cathode. The ST solar cells have remarkably high internal quantum efficiency at short circuit condition (similar to 90%) and high transmittance (similar to 50%). Hence, efficient ST tandem solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency (PCE) compared to a single ST solar cell can be constructed by connecting the stacked two ST sub-cells in parallel. The total loss of photons by reflection, parasitic absorption and transmission in the ST tandem solar cell can be smaller than the loss in a standard solar cell based on the same active materials. We demonstrate this by stacking five separately prepared ST cells on top of each other, to obtain a higher photocurrent than in an optimized standard solar cell.

  • 318.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Liu, Bo
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Melianas, Armantas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    Ecole Polytech Federal Lausanne, Switzerland.
    Bao, Qinye
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Qian, Deping
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    A New Fullerene-Free Bulk-Heterojunction System for Efficient High-Voltage and High-Fill Factor Solution-Processed Organic Photovoltaics2015In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 27, no 11, p. 1900-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Small molecule donor/polymer acceptor bulk-heterojunction films with both compounds strongly absorbing have great potential for further enhancement of the performance of organic solar cells. By employing a newly synthesized small molecule donor with a commercially available polymer acceptor in a solution-processed fullerene-free system, a high power conversion efficiency of close to 4% is reported.

  • 319.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bao, Qinye
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Jafari, Mohammad Javad
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ederth, Thomas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats R.
    , Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden; University of South Australia, Australia.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Improving Cathodes with a Polymer Interlayer in Reversed Organic Solar Cells2014In: Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 4, no 15, article id 1400643Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of cathode modification by a conjugated polymer interlayer PFPA1 on the performance of reversed organic solar cells (substrate/cathode/active layer/transparent anode) based on different active material systems and different substrate electrodes are systematically investigated. A reduction of the work function irrespective of the substrate cathode used is observed upon the deposition of the PFPA1 interlayer, which is further related to an improved built-in electric field and open-circuit voltage. The amphiphilic character of the PFPA1 interlayer alters the surface energy of the substrate cathode, leading to the formation of a better active layer morphology aiding efficient exciton dissociation and photocurrent extraction in the modified solar cells. Hence, internal quantum efficiency is found to be significantly higher than that of their unmodified counterparts, while optically, the modified and unmodified solar cells are identical. Moreover, the deep highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of the PFPA1 interlayer improves the selectivity for all investigated substrate cathodes, thus enhancing the fill factor.

  • 320.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bao, Qinye
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Jafari, Mohammad Javad
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ederth, Thomas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Andersson, Mats R.
    Polymer Technology, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Universal modification of poor cathodes into good ones by a polymer interlayer for high performance reversed organic solar cells2014Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells, energy losses at the active layer/electrode interface are often observed. Modification of these interfaces with organic interlayers optimizes charge carrier injection and extraction and thus improves device performance. In this work, the effects of cathode modification by a conjugated polymer interlayer PFPA1 on the performance of reversed organic solar cells (substrate/cathode/active layer/transparent anode) based on different active material systems and different substrate electrodes are systematically investigated. A reduction of the work function irrespective of the substrate cathode used is observed upon the deposition of the PFPA1 interlayer; further related to an improved built-in electric field and open-circuit voltage. The amphiphilic character of the PFPA1 interlayer alters the surface energy of the substrate cathode, leading to the formation of a better active layer morphology aiding efficient exciton dissociation and photocurrent extraction in the modified solar cells. Hence, internal quantum efficiency is found significantly higher than that of their unmodified counterparts, while optically, the modified and unmodified solar cells are identical. Moreover, the deep HOMO of the PFPA1 interlayer improves the selectivity for all investigated substrate cathodes, thus enhancing the fill factor. We demonstrate a possibility of improving photovoltaic performance of reversed solar cells via a simple and universal interface modification and provide the basic guidelines for development and characterization of interface materials for organic solar cells in general.

  • 321.
    Tang, Zheng
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Light trapping in thin film organic solar cells2014In: Materials Today, ISSN 1369-7021, E-ISSN 1873-4103, Vol. 17, no 8, p. 389-396Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A major issue in organic solar cells is the poor mobility and recombination of the photogenerated charge carriers. The active layer has to be kept thin to facilitate charge transport and minimize recombination losses. However, optical losses due to inefficient light absorption in the thin active layers can be considerable in organic solar cells. Therefore, light trapping schemes are critically important for efficient organic solar cells. Traditional light trapping schemes for thick solar cells need to be modified for organic thin film solar cells in which coherent optics and wave effects play a significant role. In this review, we discuss the light trapping schemes for organic thin film solar cells, which includes geometric engineering of the structure of the solar cell at the micro and nanoscale, plasmonic structures, and more.

  • 322.
    Tao, Qiang
    et al.
    Xiangtan University, Peoples R China; Chalmers, Sweden.
    Xia, Yuxin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Xu, Xiaofeng
    Chalmers, Sweden.
    Hedstrom, Svante
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Backe, Olof
    Chalmers, Sweden.
    James, David I.
    Chalmers, Sweden.
    Persson, Petter
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Olsson, Eva
    Chalmers, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hou, Lintao
    Jinan University, Peoples R China.
    Zhu, Weiguo
    Xiangtan University, Peoples R China.
    Wang, Ergang
    Chalmers, Sweden.
    D-A(1)-D-A(2) Copolymers with Extended Donor Segments for Efficient Polymer Solar Cells2015In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 1009-1016Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Typically a donor-acceptor (D-A) design strategy is used for engineering the bandgap of polymers for solar cells. However, in this work, a series of alternating D-A(1-)D-A(2) copolymers PnTQTI(F) were synthesized and characterized with oligothiophenes (nT, n = 1, 2, 3) as the donor and two electron-deficient moieties, quinoxaline and isoindigo, as the acceptors in the repeating unit. We have studied the influence of the donor segments with different numbers of thiophene units and the effect of the addition of fluorine to the quinoxaline unit of the D-A(1)-D-A(2) polymers. The photophysical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties of the polymers were examined via a range of techniques and related to theoretical simulations. On increasing the length of the donor thiophene units, broader absorption spectra were observed in addition to a sequential increase in HOMO levels, while the LUMO levels displayed very small variations. The addition of fluorine to the quinoxaline unit not only decreased the HOMO levels of the resulting polymers but also enhanced the absorption coefficients. A superior photovoltaic performance was observed for the P3TQTI-F-based device with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.0%, which is the highest efficiency for alternating D-A(1)-D-A(2) polymers reported to date. The structureproperty correlations of the PnTQTI(F) polymers demonstrate that varying of the length of the donor segments is a valuable method for designing high-performance D-A(1)-D-A(2) copolymers and highlight the promising nature of D-A(1)-D-A(2) copolymers for efficient bulk-heterojunction solar cells.

  • 323.
    Teixeira, A.I.
    et al.
    Karolinska Institute.
    Ilkhanizadeh, S.
    Karolinska Institute.
    Wigenius, Jens
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Duckworth, J.K.
    Karolinska Institute.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hermanson, O.
    Karolinska Institute.
    The promotion of neuronal maturation on soft substrates2009In: Biomaterials, ISSN 0142-9612, Vol. 30, no 27, p. 4567-4572Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Microenvironmental mechanical properties of stem cell niches vary across tissues and developmental stages. Accumulating evidence suggests that matching substrate elasticity with in vivo tissue elasticity facilitates stem cell differentiation. However, it has not been established whether substrate elasticity can control the maturation stage of cells generated by stem cell differentiation. Here we show that soft substrates with elasticities commensurable to the elasticity of the brain promote the maturation of neural stem cell-derived neurons. In the absence of added growth factors, neurons differentiated on soft substrates displayed long neurites and presynaptic terminals, contrasting with the bipolar immature morphology of neurons differentiated on stiff substrates. Further, soft substrates supported an increase in astrocytic differentiation. However, stiffness cues could not override the dependency of astrocytic differentiation on Notch signaling. These results demonstrate that substrate elasticity per se can drive neuronal maturation thus defining a crucial parameter in neuronal differentiation of stem cells.

  • 324.
    Thaning, Elin M
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology.
    Asplund, Maria L M
    Royal Institute of Technology.
    Nyberg, Tobias A
    Royal Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    von Hoist, Hans
    Royal Institute of Technology.
    Stability of Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) Materials Intended for Implants2010In: JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART B-APPLIED BIOMATERIALS, ISSN 1552-4973, Vol. 93B, no 2, p. 407-415Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study presents experiments designed to study the stability of the conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) (PEDOT), under simulated physiological conditions using phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (0 01M) at 37 degrees C over a 5- to 6-week period Voltage pulsing in PBS was used as an additional test environment The influence of switching the counter ion used in electropolymerization from polystyrene sulphonate (PSS) to heparin was investigated Absorbance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry were used to evaluate the material properties Most of the samples in H2O2 lost both electroactivity and optical absorbance within the study period, but PEDOT.PSS was found slightly more stable than PEDOT heparin. Polymers were relatively stable in PBS throughout the study period, with around 80% of electroactivity remaining after 5 weeks, disregarding delamination, which was a significant problem especially for polymer on indium tin oxide substrates Voltage pulsing in PBS did not increase degradation. The counter ion influenced the time course of degradation in Oxidizing agents.

  • 325.
    Theander, M
    et al.
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys, IFM, Appl Phys Lab, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden Chalmers Univ Technol, Dept Organ Chem & Polymer Technol, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Lund, Dept Chem Phys, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.
    Granlund, T
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys, IFM, Appl Phys Lab, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden Chalmers Univ Technol, Dept Organ Chem & Polymer Technol, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Lund, Dept Chem Phys, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.
    Johanson, DM
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys, IFM, Appl Phys Lab, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden Chalmers Univ Technol, Dept Organ Chem & Polymer Technol, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Lund, Dept Chem Phys, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.
    Ruseckas, A
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys, IFM, Appl Phys Lab, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden Chalmers Univ Technol, Dept Organ Chem & Polymer Technol, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Lund, Dept Chem Phys, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.
    Sundstrom, V
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys, IFM, Appl Phys Lab, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden Chalmers Univ Technol, Dept Organ Chem & Polymer Technol, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Lund, Dept Chem Phys, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, MR
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Lasing in a microcavity with an oriented liquid-crystalline polyfluorene copolymer as active layer2001In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 323-327Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 326. Theander, M.
    et al.
    Johansson, D.M.
    Dept. of Organ. Chem. and Polymer T., Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ruseckas, A.
    Department of Chemical Physics, Chemical Center, Lund University, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
    Zigmantas, D.
    Department of Chemical Physics, Chemical Center, Lund University, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, M.R.
    Dept. of Organ. Chem. and Polymer T., Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Sundstrom, V.
    Sundström, V., Department of Chemical Physics, Chemical Center, Lund University, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Interchain photoluminescence in substituted polyfluorenes2001In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 119, no 1-3, p. 615-616Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have characterised the interchain emitting states of two substituted polyfluorenes with steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL). Site selective excitation of the interchain state shows that physical dimers are formed in the film. These dimers have low concentration in the films but exciton diffusion to the dimers is reducing the intrachain exciton lifetime. With asymmetrical substituents, the PL quantum yield is higher and the PL lifetime is longer due to lower concentration of dimers. Slow cooling from the melt, gives a new red shifted emission band and less intrachain emission. A discrepancy in the calculated radiative lifetimes suggest a fast formation of this new band.

  • 327. Theander, M.
    et al.
    Svensson, M.
    Department of Polymer Technology, Chalmers Univ. of Technol., S-412 96, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ruseckas, A.
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden.
    Zigmantas, D.
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden.
    Sundstrom, V.
    Sundström, V., Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, M.R.
    Department of Polymer Technology, Chalmers Univ. of Technol., S-412 96, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    High luminescence from a substituted polythiophene in a solvent with low solubility2001In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 337, no 4-6, p. 277-283Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) is used to probe different states of order in highly regular poly(3-(2'-methoxy-5'-octylphenyl)thiophene) (POMeOPT). In a good solvent (chloroform) the polymer has a PL yield of 0.33 and in a solvent with low solubility (mixture of chloroform and toluene) a new phase appears with higher PL yield (0.50). The new phase is attributed to micro-crystals formed by the regular part of the polymer which have low solubility in toluene. The crystallites have highly structured and redshifted electronic transitions compared with chains which are dissolved.

  • 328.
    Theander, M
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Yartsev, A
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Zigmantas, D
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Sundstrom, V
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Mammo, W
    Department of Polymer Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Andersson, R
    Department of Polymer Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Photoluminescence quenching at a polythiophene/C-60 heterojunction2000In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 61, no 19, p. 12957-12963Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quenching of photoluminescence in a substituted polythiophene in the presence of a deposited C-60 layer is studied by steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL). The steady-state PL is evaluated by con -sidering the interference of the absorbed and emitted electro-optical field in the thin film coupled to exciton diffusion in the conjugated polymer. PL quenching occurs for excitons generated within 5 nm from the heterojunction. A blueshift of the polymer emission spectrum is observed when C-60 is deposited on top of a polymer thin film. The blueshift is shown to be caused by PL quenching before the excitation is transferred to the lowest-energy sites.

  • 329.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Simple experimental test to distinguish extraction and injection barriers at the electrodes of (organic) solar cells with S-shaped current–voltage characteristics2013In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ISSN 0927-0248, E-ISSN 1879-3398, Vol. 117, no SI, p. 599-603Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adjusting the work function of the two electrodes to the energy levels of the intrinsic active materials of an organic solar cell is crucial for a good device performance. Often, injection barriers (in combination with selective contacts blocking one charge carrier species) caused by a misaligned metal work function or extraction barriers resulting from insulating intentional or unintentional interlayers between metal and active layers, result in a decrease in fill factor seen in the extreme case in S-shaped current–voltage (J–V) characteristics. To avoid this S-kink, it is essential to identify its origin, desirably applying a simple experimental method. We propose an approach based on analyses of current–voltage data as a function of illumination intensity. A normalization of the J–V curves at the saturated photocurrent reveals distinctive features for each type of barrier. We apply the method to planar heterojunction small-molecule and bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells with oxidized metal electrode or plasma-treated active layer and explain the theory with a drift-diffusion model.

  • 330.
    Tress, Wolfgang
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Swiss Federal Institute Technology EPFL, Switzerland.
    Marinova, Nevena
    Swiss Federal Institute Technology EPFL, Switzerland.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nazeeruddin, Mohammad. K.
    Swiss Federal Institute Technology EPFL, Switzerland.
    Zakeeruddin, Shaik M.
    Swiss Federal Institute Technology EPFL, Switzerland.
    Graetzel, Michael
    Swiss Federal Institute Technology EPFL, Switzerland.
    Predicting the Open-Circuit Voltage of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells Using Electroluminescence and Photovoltaic Quantum Efficiency Spectra: the Role of Radiative and Non-Radiative Recombination2015In: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 1400812-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 331.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Viktor
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Folded reflective tandem polymer solar cell doubles efficiency2007In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 91, no 12, p. 123514-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Conjugated polymers are promising materials for the production of inexpensive and flexible photovoltaic cells. Organic materials display tunable optical absorption within a large spectral range. This enables the construction of organic tandem photovoltaic cells. The authors here demonstrate a reflective tandem cell where single cells are reflecting the nonabsorbed light upon another adjacent cell. By folding two planar but spectrally different cells toward each other, spectral broadening and light trapping are combined to give an enhancement of power conversion efficiency of a factor of 1.8±0.3.

  • 332.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dal Zilio, Simone
    CNR-Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Laboratorio Nazionale TASC Area Science Park - Basovizza S.S.14 I-34012 (TS), Italy.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tormen , Massimo
    CNR-Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Laboratorio Nazionale TASC Area Science Park - Basovizza S.S.14 I-34012 (TS), Italy.
    Trapping light with micro lenses in thin film organic photovoltaic cells2008In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, E-ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 16, no 26, p. 21608-21615Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate a novel light trapping configuration based on an array of micro lenses in conjunction with a self aligned array of micro apertures located in a highly reflecting mirror. When locating the light trapping element, that displays strong directional asymmetric transmission, in front of thin film organic photovoltaic cells, an increase in cell absorption is obtained. By recycling reflected photons that otherwise would be lost, thinner films with more beneficial electrical properties can effectively be deployed. The light trapping element enhances the absorption rate of the solar cell and increases the photocurrent by as much as 25%.

  • 333.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Electrode grids for ITO-free organic photovoltaic devices2007In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 19, no 19, p. 2893-2897Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 334.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Submicron gratings for conjugated polymer photonics2004In: Optik i Sverige - Svenska Optiksällskapet,2004, 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 335.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rahachou, Aliaksandr
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Persson, Nils-Krister
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zozoulenko, Igor V.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Surface plasmon increased absorption in polymer photovoltaic cells2007In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 91, no 11, p. 113514 -Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The authors demonstrate the triggering of surface plasmons at the interface of a metal grating and a photovoltaic bulk heterojunction blend of alternating polyfluorenes and a fullerene derivative. An increased absorption originating from surface plasmon resonances is confirmed by experimental reflection studies and theoretical modeling. Plasmonic resonances are further confirmed to influence the extracted photocurrent from devices. More current is generated at the wavelength position of the plasmon resonance peak. High conductivity polymer electrodes are used to build inverted sandwich structures with top anode and bottom metal grating, facilitating for triggering and characterization of the surface plasmon effects.

  • 336.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tang, Zheng
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Light trapping with total internal reflection and transparent electrodes in organic photovoltaic devices2012In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 101, no 16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we demonstrate a method to build highly efficient light trapping structures for printed organic solar cells and modules, compatible with roll to roll manufacturing. Echelle grating structures in combination with semitransparent electrodes allow for efficient light trapping via means of total internal reflection. With this method, we demonstrate an increased cell photocurrent response up to 24%, compared to a standard cell configuration with a planar reflector. The demonstrated light trapping approach is expected to be even more useful for photovoltaic modules, where light hitting "dead areas" in between the sub-cells comprising the module will now be utilized.

  • 337.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tormen, Massimo
    National Lab. TASC, INFM-CNR, Italy.
    Businaro, Luca
    National Lab. TASC, INFM-CNR, Italy.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Light Confinement in Thin Film Organic Photovoltaic cells2006In: Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, 2006, Vol. 6197Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Microstructuring of polymer surfaces on optical spacers allows formation of reflective light traps. Such flexible reflectors can be combined with flexible polymer solar cells. We have demonstrated enhanced absorption using Lambertian and regular light reflectors, demonstrated via luminescence from fluorescent layers. Such light traps are suitable to use in combination with polymer solar cells incorporating transparent electrodes. The possibility to enhance the concentration of excited states and photogenerated charges through light trapping also helps to increase charge carrier mobility. These experimental results indicate that light confinement may be an alternative approach for boosting the efficiency of thin film conjugated polymer photovoltaics.

  • 338.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Vandewal, Koen
    Hasselt University.
    Gadisa, Abay
    Hasselt University.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Manca, Jean
    Hasselt University.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Electroluminescence from Charge Transfer States in Polymer Solar Cells2009In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, ISSN 0002-7863, Vol. 131, no 33, p. 11819-11824Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we report the weak but omnipresent electroluminescence (EL) from several types of organic polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells biased in the forward direction. The light emitted from blends of Some commonly used polymers and the fullerene molecule is significantly different from that of any of the pure materials comprising the blend. The lower energy of the blend EL is found to correlate with both the voltage onset of emission and the open-circuit voltage of the photovoltaic cell under solar illumination. WE., accordingly interpret the emission to originate from interfacial charge transfer state recombination and emphasize EL as a very valuable tool to characterize the charge transfer state present in donor/acceptor organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells.

  • 339.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Vandewal, Koen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    On the Dissociation Efficiency of Charge Transfer Excitons and Frenkel Excitons in Organic Solar Cells: A Luminescence Quenching Study2010In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 114, no 49, p. 21824-21832Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The field dependence of photocurrent found in many organic solar cells is a significant and detrimental setback for internal quantum efficiency. In this work we study the important contribution to this field dependence due to the dissociation efficiency of the weakly bound interfacial charge transfer (CT) state, crucial for organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. Three different donor polymers and two different acceptors are examined, and their respective dissociation characteristics are evaluated by photoluminescence (PL) quenching, both for Frenkel excitons and for the intermolecular charge transfer excitons. We observe that while the field-dependent photocurrent for pure polymers does correlate well with quenching efficiency, the CT exciton quenching from the blend generally displays a less pronounced correlation with extracted photocurrent. We further note that while the electroluminescence and photoluminescence of the pure polymer are identical, we observe a red shift for the blend electroluminescence. This indicates that lower energetic states, not visible in PL, are available in the blend. The emissive state of the blends probed by PL is therefore proposed to originate from sites that are involved in photocurrent generation to a lesser extent.

  • 340.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ma, Zaifei
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tang, Zheng
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Wang, Ergang
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Henriksson, Patrik
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats R
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Quantification of Quantum Efficiency and Energy Losses in Low Bandgap Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cells with High Open-Circuit Voltage2012In: Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN 1616-301X, E-ISSN 1616-3028, Vol. 22, no 16, p. 3480-3490Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In organic solar cells based on polymer:fullerene blends, energy is lost due to electron transfer from polymer to fullerene. Minimizing the difference between the energy of the polymer exciton (ED*) and the energy of the charge transfer state (ECT) will optimize the open-circuit voltage (Voc). In this work, this energy loss ED*-ECT is measured directly via Fourier-transform photocurrent spectroscopy and electroluminescence measurements. Polymer:fullerene photovoltaic devices comprising two different isoindigo containing polymers: P3TI and PTI-1, are studied. Even though the chemical structures and the optical gaps of P3TI and PTI-1 are similar (1.4 eV1.5 eV), the optimized photovoltaic devices show large differences in Voc and internal quantum efficiency (IQE). For P3TI:PC71BM blends a ED*-ECT of similar to 0.1 eV, a Voc of 0.7 V and an IQE of 87% are found. For PTI-1:PC61BM blends an absence of sub-gap charge transfer absorption and emission bands is found, indicating almost no energy loss in the electron transfer step. Hence a higher Voc of 0.92 V, but low IQE of 45% is obtained. Morphological studies and field dependent photoluminescence quenching indicate that the lower IQE for the PTI-1 system is not due to a too coarse morphology, but is related to interfacial energetics. Losses between ECT and qVoc due to radiative and non-radiative recombination are quantified for both material systems, indicating that for the PTI-1:PC61BM material system, Voc can only be increased by decreasing the non-radiative recombination pathways. This work demonstrates the possibility of obtaining modestly high IQE values for material systems with a small energy offset (andlt;0.1 eV) and a high Voc.

  • 341.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Hasselt University.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gadisa, Abay
    Hasselt University.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Manca, Jean V
    Hasselt University.
    On the origin of the open-circuit voltage of polymer-fullerene solar cells2009In: NATURE MATERIALS, ISSN 1476-1122, Vol. 8, no 11, p. 904-909Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing amount of research on solution-processable, organic donor-acceptor bulk heterojunction photovoltaic systems, based on blends of conjugated polymers and fullerenes has resulted in devices with an overall power-conversion efficiency of 6%. For the best devices, absorbed photon-to-electron quantum efficiencies approaching 100% have been shown. Besides the produced current, the overall efficiency depends critically on the generated photovoltage. Therefore, understanding and optimization of the open-circuit voltage (V-oc) of organic solar cells is of high importance. Here, we demonstrate that charge-transfer absorption and emission are shown to be related to each other and V-oc in accordance with the assumptions of the detailed balance and quasi-equilibrium theory. We underline the importance of the weak ground-state interaction between the polymer and the fullerene and we confirm that V-oc is determined by the formation of these states. Our work further suggests alternative pathways to improve V-oc of donor-acceptor devices.

  • 342.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Hasselt University.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gadisa, Abay
    Hasselt University.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Manca, Jean V
    Hasselt University.
    Relating the open-circuit voltage to interface molecular properties of donor:acceptor bulk heterojunction solar cells2010In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, ISSN 1098-0121, Vol. 81, no 12, p. 125204-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The open-circuit voltage (V-oc) of polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells is determined by the interfacial charge-transfer (CT) states between polymer and fullerene. Fourier-transform photocurrent spectroscopy and electroluminescence spectra of several polymer:fullerene blends are used to extract the relevant interfacial molecular parameters. An analytical expression linking these properties to V-oc is deduced and shown to be valid for photovoltaic devices comprising three commonly used conjugated polymers blended with the fullerene derivative [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM). V-oc is proportional to the energy of the CT states E-CT. The energetic loss q Delta V between E-CT and qV(oc) vanishes when approaching 0 K. It depends linearly on T and logarithmically on illumination intensity. Furthermore q Delta V can be reduced by decreasing the electronic coupling between polymer and fullerene or by reducing the nonradiative recombination rate. For the investigated devices we find a loss q Delta V of similar to 0.6 eV at room temperature and under solar illumination conditions, of which similar to 0.25 eV is due to radiative recombination via the CT state and similar to 0.35 eV is due to nonradiative recombination.

  • 343.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Charge Transfer States in Organic Donor-Acceptor Solar Cells2011In: Semiconductors and semimetals, ISSN 0080-8784, Vol. 85, p. 261-295Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For an efficient conversion of photons to electrons by organic materials used for photovoltaic applications, the presence of a material interface between an electron-donating and electron-accepting material is crucial. This chapter deals with the interfacial charge transfer states formed at such interfaces under solar illumination. Absorption of long-wavelength light, with energy lower than the optical gap of both donor and acceptor results in the direct formation of these charge transfer states. Decay of CT states to the ground state will result in weak light emission. Both CT absorption and emission will be linked to photovoltaic performance. The role of the CT state in determining the open-circuit voltage is discussed in detail. We will also elaborate on the efficiency of dissociation and photocurrent generation from thermally relaxed CT states. Based on thermodynamical considerations and in the absence of nonradiative recombination, upper limits for the efficiency of organic solar cells based on donor–acceptor interfaces are derived and possible improvements and future research directions are indicated.

  • 344.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Polarization anisotropy of charge transfer absorption and emission of aligned polymer: fullerene blend films2012In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 86, no 3, p. 035212-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An improved understanding of the electronic structure of interfacial charge transfer (CT) states is of importance due to their crucial role in charge carrier generation and recombination in organic donor-acceptor (DA) solar cells. DA combinations with a small difference between the energy of the CT state (E-CT) and energy of the donor exciton (E-D*) are of special interest since energy losses due to electron transfer are minimized, resulting in an optimized open-circuit voltage. In that case, the CT state can be considered as a resonance mixture, containing character of a fully ionic state (D+ A(-)) and of the local polymer excited state (D* A). We show that the D* A contribution to the overall CT state wave function can be determined by measurements of the polarization anisotropy of CT absorption and emission of polymer: fullerene blends with aligned polymer chains. We study two donor polymers, P3HT and TQ1, blended with fullerene acceptors with different ionization potentials, allowing variation of the E-D* -E-CT difference. We find that, upon decreasing E-D* -E-CT, the local excitonic D* A character of the CT state increases, resulting in a decreased fraction of charge transferred and an increased transition dipole moment. For typical polymer: fullerene systems, this effect is expected to become detrimental for device performance if E-D* - E-CT andlt; 0.1 eV. This however, depends on the electronic coupling between D* A and D+ A(-), which we experimentally estimate to be similar to 6 meV for the TQ1: PCBM system.

  • 345.
    Vandewal, Koen
    et al.
    Hasselt University.
    Tvingstedt, Kristofer
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Manca, Jean V
    Hasselt University.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Charge-Transfer States and Upper Limit of the Open-Circuit Voltage in Polymer: Fullerene Organic Solar Cells2010In: IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, ISSN 1077-260X, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 1676-1684Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The power conversion efficiency of polymer: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells depends on the generated photocurrent and photovoltage. Here we show, using the thermodynamic theory of detailed balance, that the photovoltage in particular is limited by the presence of polymer: fullerene material interaction, resulting in the formation of a weak donor-acceptor charge transfer complex (CTC). Excited CTCs, or charge transfer (CT) states, are visible in highly sensitive measurements of the absorption and photovoltaic action spectrum, or in photoluminescence and electroluminescence measurements. It is shown that photovoltaic and electroluminescent actions of the polymer: fullerene CTC are related by a reciprocity relation. This relation reproduces the measured open-circuit voltage (V-oc) of the photovoltaic device under solar conditions. Also, the temperature and illumination intensity dependence of V-oc is reproduced by the theory. Assuming perfect conditions for charge generation and recombination, a maximum obtainable V-oc value in function of polymer: fullerene CTC properties is derived.

  • 346.
    von Kieseritzky, F
    et al.
    Royal Inst Technol, Dept Chem, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys & Measurement Technol, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden.
    Hellberg, J
    Royal Inst Technol, Dept Chem, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys & Measurement Technol, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden.
    Wang, Xiangjun
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Regiospecifically alkylated oligothiophenes via structurally defined building blocks2002In: Synthesis (Stuttgart), ISSN 0039-7881, E-ISSN 1437-210X, no 9, p. 1195-1200Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have developed a new synthetic protocol for the unsymmetrically alkylated and halogenated terthiophenes 5 and 10. To demonstrate their usefulness as building blocks for well-defined oligothiophenes, we synthesized a series of seven new sexi-, septi- and octithiophenes. Terthiophene 5 could be dimerized to the didecylsexithiophene In6 and terthiophene 10 to sexithiophene Out6, respectively, by the use of nickel catalysis. Together with the bis-stannylated thiophenes 11 and 12, the septithiophenes In7 and Out7 as well as the octithiophenes In8 and Out8 could be obtained via Stille coupling methodology. We could also obtain the unsymmetrical sexithiophene Unsym6 by selective heterocoupling between one equivalent of terthiophene 5 and 10 each. All new sexi-, septi- and octithiophenes show high photoluminescence in solution, but the quantum yield drops sharply in thin films of the materials.

  • 347.
    Wagner, Michal
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Rebis, Tomasz
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Enhancing charge storage of conjugated polymer electrodes with phenolic acids2016In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, E-ISSN 1873-2755, Vol. 302, p. 324-330Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We here present studies of electrochemical doping of poly(1-aminoanthraquinone) (PAAQ) films with three structurally different phenolic acids. The examined phenolic acids (sinapic, ferulic and syringic acid) were selected due to their resemblance to redox active groups, which can be found in lignin. The outstanding electrochemical stability of PAAQ films synthesized for this work enabled extensive cycling of phenolic acid-doped PAAQ films. Potentiodynamic and charge discharge studies revealed that phenolic acid-doped PAAQ films exhibited enhanced capacitance in comparison to undoped PAAQ films, together with appearance of redox activity characteristics specific for each dopant. Electrochemical kinetic studies performed on microelectrodes affirmed the fast electron transfer for hydroquinone-to-quinone reactions with these phenolic compounds. These results imply the potential application of phenolic acids in cheap and degradable energy storage devices. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 348.
    Wang, Chuanfei
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Zhang, Wei
    Division of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Meng, Xiangyi
    State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Genene, Zewdneh
    Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Xu, Xiaofeng
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Yartsev, Arkady
    Division of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ma, Wei
    State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
    Wang, Ergang
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ternary Organic Solar Cells with Minimum Voltage Losses2017In: Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN 1614-6840, Vol. 7, no 21, article id 1700390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new strategy for designing ternary solar cells is reported in this paper. A low-bandgap polymer named PTB7-Th and a high-bandgap polymer named PBDTTS-FTAZ sharing the same bulk ionization potential and interface positive integer charge transfer energy while featuring complementary absorption spectra are selected. They are used to fabricate efficient ternary solar cells, where the hole can be transported freely between the two donor polymers and collected by the electrode as in one broadband low bandgap polymer. Furthermore, the fullerene acceptor is chosen so that the energy of the positive integer charge transfer state of the two donor polymers is equal to the energy of negative integer charge transfer state of the fullerene, enabling enhanced dissociation of all polymer donor and fullerene acceptor excitons and suppressed bimolecular and trap assistant recombination. The two donor polymers feature good miscibility and energy transfer from high-bandgap polymer of PBDTTS-FTAZ to low-bandgap polymer of PTB7-Th, which contribute to enhanced performance of the ternary solar cell.

  • 349.
    Wang, Ergang
    et al.
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Bergqvist, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Vandewal, Koen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ma, Zaifei
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hou, Lintao
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundin, Angelica
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Himmelberger, Scott
    Stanford University, CA USA .
    Salleo, Alberto
    Stanford University, CA USA .
    Muller, Christian
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats R.
    Chalmers, Sweden .
    Conformational Disorder Enhances Solubility and Photovoltaic Performance of a Thiophene-Quinoxaline Copolymer2013In: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 3, no 6, p. 806-814Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The side-chain architecture of alternating copolymers based on thiophene and quinoxaline (TQ) is found to strongly influence the solubility and photovoltaic performance. In particular, TQ polymers with different linear or branched alkyloxy-phenyl side chains on the quinoxaline unit are compared. Attaching the linear alkyloxy side-chain segment at the meta- instead of the para-position of the phenyl ring reduces the planarity of the backbone as well as the ability to order. However, the delocalisation across the backbone is not affected, which permits the design of high-performance TQ polymers that do not aggregate in solution. The use of branched meta-(2-ethylhexyl)oxy-phenyl side-chains results in a TQ polymer with an intermediate degree of order. The reduced tendency for aggregation of TQ polymers with linear meta-alkyloxy-phenyl persists in the solid state. As a result, it is possible to avoid the decrease in charge-transfer state energy that is observed for bulk-heterojunction blends of more ordered TQ polymers and fullerenes. The associated gain in open-circuit voltage of disordered TQ:fullerene solar cells, accompanied by a higher short-circuit current density, leads to a higher power conversion efficiency overall. Thus, in contrast to other donor polymers, for TQ polymers there is no need to compromise between solubility and photovoltaic performance.

  • 350.
    Wang, Ergang
    et al.
    Chalmers.
    Hou, Lintao
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Wang, Zhongqiang
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hellstrom, Stefan
    Chalmers.
    Mammo, Wendimagegn
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zhang, Fengling
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Mats R
    Chalmers.
    Small Band Gap Polymers Synthesized via a Modified Nitration of 4,7-Dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole2010In: ORGANIC LETTERS, ISSN 1523-7060, Vol. 12, no 20, p. 4470-4473Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The nitration of 4,7-dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole was modified by using CF3SO3H and HNO3 as the nitrating agent, and the related yield was improved greatly. On the basis of this improvement, two new small band gap polymers, P1TPQ and P3TPQ, were developed. Bulk heterojunction solar cells based on P3TPO and [6,6]-phenyl-C-71-butyric acid methyl ester exhibit interesting results with a power conversion efficiency of 21% and photoresponse up to 1.1 mu m

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