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A Tuned Alternating D-A Copolymer Hole-Transport Layer Enables Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Superior Fill Factor and Efficiency

Title of paper
A Tuned Alternating D-A Copolymer Hole-Transport Layer Enables Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Superior Fill Factor and Efficiency
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[박태호교수 연구실] 새로운 고분자 정공전달층을 이용한 고효율 양자점 태양전지 개발
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Advanced Materials 2020, 2004985
Publication date
20201029

[Abstract]


The need for optoelectronic and chemical compatibility between the layers in colloidal quantum dot (CQD) photovoltaic devices remains a bottleneck in further increasing performance. Conjugated polymers are promising candidates as new hole‐transport layer (HTL) materials in CQD solar cells (CQD‐SCs) owing to the highly tunable optoelectronic properties and compatible chemistries. A diketopyrrolopyrrole‐based polymer with benzothiadiazole derivatives (PD2FCT‐29DPP) as an HTL in these devices is reported. The energy level, molecular orientation, and hole mobility of this HTL are manipulated through molecular engineering. By levering the polymer's optical absorption spectrum complementary to that of the CQD active layer, EQE across the visible and near‐infrared regions is maximized. As a result, a PD2FCT‐29DPP‐based device exhibits a fill factor of 70% and approximately 35% efficiency enhancement compared to a PTB7‐based device.

 

DOI: 10.1002/adma.202004985
Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202004985