Chemically driven supramolecular self-assembly of porphyrin donors for high-performance organic solar cells

Xuan Zhou, Wei Tang, Pengqing Bi, Lei Yan, Xingzhu Wang, Wai Kwok Wong, Xiaotao Hao, Beng S. Ong, Xunjin Zhu

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Supramolecular self-assembly of a novel acceptor-π-porphyrin-π-acceptor compound driven by intermolecular sulfur-sulfur interactions leads to the formation of J-aggregates composed of helical nanowire structures. These nanowires have exhibited interesting optical activity, and when utilized as a molecular electron donor with a fullerene acceptor in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, a high photovoltaic power conversion efficiency of over 8% has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14675-14680
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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