Synthesis and Characterisation of Non-Fullerene Electron Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaics

  • Sarah¬†Holliday

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sarah Holliday
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sarah Holliday
    Pages 23-34
  4. Sarah Holliday
    Pages 87-105

About this book


This book reports on the design, synthesis and characterization of new small molecule electron acceptors for polymer solar cells. Starting with a detailed introduction to the science behind polymer solar cells, the author then goes on to review the challenges and advances made in developing non-fullerene acceptors so far. In the main body of the book, the author describes the design principles and synthetic strategy for a new family of acceptors, including detailed synthetic procedures and molecular modeling data used to predict physical properties. An indepth characterization of the photovoltaic performance, with transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS), photo-induced charge extraction, and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) is also included, and the author uses this data to relate material properties and device performance. This book provides a useful overview for researchers beginning a project in this or related areas.


Organic Photovoltaics Organic Semiconductors Polymer Solar Cell Non-Fullerene Acceptor Electron Acceptor

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah¬†Holliday
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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