Polymer Nanoparticle Super lattices for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

Title

Polymer Nanoparticle Super lattices for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

Subject

HARD-SPHERE COLLOIDS; CONJUGATED POLYMERS; SUPERLATTICE FORMATION; INTEGRAL-EQUATIONS; BINARY-MIXTURES; BLEND FILMS; POLYTHIOPHENE; RELAXATION; P3HT/PCBM; DYNAMICS

Description

In this Perspective, we discuss the possibility of constructing binary nanoparticle superlattices for organic photovoltaic applications and some of the interesting new photophysics emerging from preliminary studies. We summarize recent advances in nanoparticle preparation and photophysical characterization and some of the very interesting observed departures from thin-film photoluminescence dynamics. We conclude by discussing some of the challenges ahead and the possibility of new emergent physics in the assembly of polymer nanoparticles into functional devices.

Source

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20112, 3085-3091 [Link]

Date

2011

Contributor

Labastide, Joelle A.; Baghgar, Mina; Dujovne, Irene; Yang, Yipeng; Dinsmore, Anthony D.; Sumpter, Bobby G.; Venkataraman, Dhandapani; Barnes, Michael D.

Coverage

Chemistry, Physical, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary, Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical