A new low band gap semiconducting polymer, PTB1, was synthesized and found promising for solar energy harvesting. Simple polymer solar cells based on PTB1 and methanofullerene [6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid methyl esters (PC71BM) exhibit a solar conversion efficiency of 5.6%. An external quantum efficiency of 67% and fill-factor of 65% are achieved, both of which are among the highest values reported for a solar cell system based on a low band gap polymer.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry