Efficient squaraine-based solution processable bulk-heterojunction solar cells

Fabio Silvestri, Michael D. Irwin, Luca Beverina, Antonio Facchetti, Giorgio A. Pagani, Tobin J. Marks

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We report the fabrication of organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells based, for the first time, on squaraine/PCBM blends. The most efficient device, solution-processed in air, exhibits J sc = 5.70 mA/cm 2, V∝ = 0.62 V, fill-factor = 0.35, and power conversion efficiency = 1.24%, one of the highest to date for a small molecule solution-processed bulk-heterojunction cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17640-17641
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number52
StatePublished - Dec 31 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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