Next-generation organic photovoltaics based on non-fullerene acceptors /639/301/299/946 /639/624/399 review-article

Pei Cheng, Gang Li, Xiaowei Zhan, Yang Yang

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Over the past three years, a particularly exciting and active area of research within the field of organic photovoltaics has been the use of non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs). Compared with fullerene acceptors, NFAs possess significant advantages including tunability of bandgaps, energy levels, planarity and crystallinity. To date, NFA solar cells have not only achieved impressive power conversion efficiencies of ~13-14%, but have also shown excellent stability compared with traditional fullerene acceptor solar cells. This Review highlights recent progress on single-junction and tandem NFA solar cells and research directions to achieve even higher efficiencies of 15-20% using NFA-based organic photovoltaics are also proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalNature Photonics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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