In this work, a new but excellent donor block dithienothiapyran (DTTP) was developed for constructing highly efficient wide band gap copolymer donors. Compared to dithienopyran (DTP), DTTP features weaken electron-donating ability and more planar-conjugated backbones. Polymer-fluorinated benzotriazole (FBTA) based on DTTP exhibits lower highest occupied molecular orbital level (-5.30 vs -5.21 eV), higher molar extinction coefficient (1.54 × 10 5 vs 8.65 × 10 4 M -1 cm -1 ), and better crystallinity than -FBTA based on DTP, thus producing a higher device performance of 10.51% in binary blend nonfullerene polymer solar cells (NF-PSCs) blended with IT-M. To improve the absorption strength of PDTTP-FBTA: devices in the shorter wavelength range and further optimize the blend morphology, a small molecule of, which has strong absorption at short wavelength (300-600 nm), was incorporated. Finally, the performance of the ternary blends was successfully enhanced to 11.57% and a very high fill factor of 76.5%. Our work provided a new but excellent donor block for building high-performance conjugated copolymers to achieve highly efficient NF-PSCs.
- donor building block
- fullerene-free polymer solar cells
- ternary blend devices
- wide band gap copolymer donors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)