The scope and limitations of ternary blend organic photovoltaics

Brett M. Savoie*, Scott Dunaisky, Tobin J. Marks, Mark A. Ratner

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Abstract

Ternary organic photovoltaic donor:acceptor blend active materials composed of three distinct species possess remarkable advantages over neat semiconductors and binary donor:acceptor blends. A blended semiconductor is a foreign concept for inorganic semiconductors, whereas electronically disparate organic semiconductors can be mixed while mutually enhancing the properties of each. This feature allows ternary semiconductors to realize many of the advantages of tandem solar cells in a single layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1400891
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • bulk heterojunctions
  • material design
  • organic materials
  • organic photovoltaics
  • ternary blends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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