High efficiency small molecule-based donor materials for organic solar cells

Rashid Ilmi, Ashanul Haque, M. S. Khan

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials, especially small molecule donor materials (SMDMs) have enormous potential to revolutionize the solar energy sector. However, to be a viable alternative to the polymer donor counterparts, SMDMs must have high power conversion efficiency (PCE). A large number of different SMDMs have been reported, which have crossed the 10% threshold of the PCE for commercialization. In this review, we present the SMDMs that have been developed in recent years capable of generating moderate to high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. The steady rise in the variety of materials and PCE values in recent years, point to a bright future for SMDMs as solar energy materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalOrganic Electronics: physics, materials, applications
Volume58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018

Fingerprint

donor materials
solar cells
Molecules
solar energy
molecules
Conversion efficiency
commercialization
Solar energy
sectors
Organic solar cells
thresholds
polymers
Polymers

Keywords

  • Molecular design
  • Organic solar cells
  • Small donor molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

High efficiency small molecule-based donor materials for organic solar cells. / Ilmi, Rashid; Haque, Ashanul; Khan, M. S.

In: Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, Vol. 58, 01.07.2018, p. 53-62.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{91e8f073fc4a461790a01ef17ee6fb7d,
title = "High efficiency small molecule-based donor materials for organic solar cells",
abstract = "Organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials, especially small molecule donor materials (SMDMs) have enormous potential to revolutionize the solar energy sector. However, to be a viable alternative to the polymer donor counterparts, SMDMs must have high power conversion efficiency (PCE). A large number of different SMDMs have been reported, which have crossed the 10{\%} threshold of the PCE for commercialization. In this review, we present the SMDMs that have been developed in recent years capable of generating moderate to high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. The steady rise in the variety of materials and PCE values in recent years, point to a bright future for SMDMs as solar energy materials.",
keywords = "Molecular design, Organic solar cells, Small donor molecules",
author = "Rashid Ilmi and Ashanul Haque and Khan, {M. S.}",
year = "2018",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.orgel.2018.03.048",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "53--62",
journal = "Organic Electronics",
issn = "1566-1199",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - High efficiency small molecule-based donor materials for organic solar cells

AU - Ilmi, Rashid

AU - Haque, Ashanul

AU - Khan, M. S.

PY - 2018/7/1

Y1 - 2018/7/1

N2 - Organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials, especially small molecule donor materials (SMDMs) have enormous potential to revolutionize the solar energy sector. However, to be a viable alternative to the polymer donor counterparts, SMDMs must have high power conversion efficiency (PCE). A large number of different SMDMs have been reported, which have crossed the 10% threshold of the PCE for commercialization. In this review, we present the SMDMs that have been developed in recent years capable of generating moderate to high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. The steady rise in the variety of materials and PCE values in recent years, point to a bright future for SMDMs as solar energy materials.

AB - Organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials, especially small molecule donor materials (SMDMs) have enormous potential to revolutionize the solar energy sector. However, to be a viable alternative to the polymer donor counterparts, SMDMs must have high power conversion efficiency (PCE). A large number of different SMDMs have been reported, which have crossed the 10% threshold of the PCE for commercialization. In this review, we present the SMDMs that have been developed in recent years capable of generating moderate to high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. The steady rise in the variety of materials and PCE values in recent years, point to a bright future for SMDMs as solar energy materials.

KW - Molecular design

KW - Organic solar cells

KW - Small donor molecules

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85044925285&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85044925285&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.orgel.2018.03.048

DO - 10.1016/j.orgel.2018.03.048

M3 - Review article

VL - 58

SP - 53

EP - 62

JO - Organic Electronics

JF - Organic Electronics

SN - 1566-1199

ER -