Low Energetic Disorder in Small-Molecule Non-Fullerene Electron Acceptors

Grit Kupgan, Xian Kai Chen, Jean Luc Brédas

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The energetic disorder in representative small-molecule non-fullerene electron acceptors (SM-NFAs) exploited in high-efficiency organic solar cells, is quantified via the combination of molecular dynamics simulations and long-range corrected density functional theory calculations. Our results underline that, with respect to the common fullerene acceptor PC71BM, the total energetic disorder related to these SM-NFAs is reduced by as much as one-third. These results help rationalize the origin of the low voltage losses measured in efficient SM-NFA-based organic solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalACS Materials Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 3 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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