Order Code: M1001MSDS sheet
PBDB-T (PCE12) is now available featuring:
- Higher/lower molecular weights (so control experiment can be conducted)
- High purity (PBDB-T is purified by soxhlet extraction with methanol, hexane and chlorobenzene under argon atmosphere)
- Batch-specific GPC data (so you have confidence in what you are ordering and GPC data is always convenient for your thesis and publications)
- Larger quantity orders (so you can plan your experiments with polymer from the same batch)
|M1002||5 g / 10 g*||Please enquire|
*for 5 - 10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.
|M1001||117,406||58,737||2.0||Low in stock|
|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.33 eV, LUMO = -3.53 eV ; Eg = 1.8 eV|
|Solubility||Chloroform, chlorobenzene, dichlorobenzene and trichlorobenzene|
|Classification / Family||
Organic semiconducting materials, Low band gap polymers, Organic Photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Hole transport layer materials
PBDB-T (PCE12) is one of the highest performing donor polymers for OPVs, having reported efficiencies exceeding 12% [1, 2], and a certified efficiency approaching 11% . These efficiencies were achieved when PBDB-T was used in conjunction with recently-reported non-fullerene acceptors, including ITIC, in inverted architecture devices. These devices also exhibited excellent thermal stability, making the combination a promising candidate for the proposed 10/10 target of 10% efficiency and 10 year lifetimes.
PBTB-T (PCE12) is easy to process, simplifying device fabrication whilst providing high performance.
This polymer could also be used as a hole transporting material in perovskite solar cells due to good HOMO alignment with the valence band of commonly used perovskites.
The device structure of the certified devices was:
ITO / ZnO (30 nm) / PBDB-T:ITIC (100 nm) / MoO3 (10 nm) / Al (100 nm)
PBDB-T:ITIC solution details:
- Blend ratio: 1:1,
- Concentration: 20 mg/ml,
- Solvent: chlorobenzene,
- Additive: 0.5% diiodooctane.
Literature and Reviews
- Energy-Level Modulation of Small-Molecule Electron Acceptors to Achieve over 12% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells, S. Li et al, Adv. Mater., 28, 9423–9429 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602776.
- Ternary Polymer Solar Cells based on Two Acceptors and One Donor for Achieving 12.2% Efficiency, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 29, 1604059 (2017); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604059.
- Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells with over 11% Efﬁciency and Excellent Thermal Stability, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 28, 4734–4739 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600281.