Crystallization-Driven Enhancement in Photovoltaic Performance through Block Copolymer Incorporation into P3HT:PCBM Blends

Abstract : We report the increased crystallization of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) in the donor-acceptor mixture of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) with P3HT by the addition of a block copolymer, P3HT-b-PI, where PI refers to polyisoprene. The photovoltaic performance of devices created using this blend is markedly improved by the addition of the diblock copolymer. We have characterized the structure of thin films of the P3HT-b-PI containing mixtures using optical microscopy, scanning force microscopy, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, neutron reflectometry, and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD). The GIXD data provide the information on the crystallinity of the films, the absorption data were used to confirm that the addition of the diblock was responsible for the increase in crystallization, neutron reflectometry data reveal a PCBM-rich region near the hole injection layer, and the two microscopy techniques revealed the structural effect of the crystallization at the surface of the films.
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Macromolecules, American Chemical Society, 2013, 46 (8), pp.3015-3024. 〈10.1021/ma302128h〉
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Dargie Hailu Deribew, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Guillaume Fleury, Célia Nicolet, Cédric Renaud, et al.. Crystallization-Driven Enhancement in Photovoltaic Performance through Block Copolymer Incorporation into P3HT:PCBM Blends. Macromolecules, American Chemical Society, 2013, 46 (8), pp.3015-3024. 〈10.1021/ma302128h〉. 〈hal-00926303〉

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