π-Conjugated polymers for organic electronics and photovoltaic cell applications

Antonio Facchetti*

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Abstract

The optoelectronic properties of polymeric semiconductor materials can be utilized for the fabrication of organic electronic and photonic devices. When key structural requirements are met, these materials exhibit unique properties such as solution processability, large charge transporting capabilities, and/or broad optical absorption. In this review recent developments in the area of π-conjugated polymeric semiconductors for organic thin-film (or field-effect) transistors (OTFTs or OFETs) and bulk-heterojunction photovoltaic (or solar) cell (BHJ-OPV or OSC) applications are summarized and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-758
Number of pages26
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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