Molecular-shape-controlled photovoltaic performance probed via soluble π-conjugated arylacetylenic semiconductors

Mirko Seri, Assunta Marrocchi*, Diego Bagnis, Rocio Ponce, Aldo Taticchi, Tobin J. Marks, Antonio Facchetti

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The synthesis and characterization of a new series of anthracene-based derivatives and their use as donors in bulk-heterojunction solar cells is reported. It is found that when using well-defined building blocks in constructing the chromophore, the donor molecular shape dramatically affects organic photovoltaic (OPV) performance in a previously unrecognized way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3827-3831
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


  • arylacetylenes
  • organic semiconductors
  • photovoltaic devices
  • solar cells
  • thin-films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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