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Oligothiophene cruciform with a Germanium spiro center: A promising material for organic photovoltaics

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posted on 16.06.2017, 08:40 authored by Iain WrightIain Wright, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Joseph Cameron, Tell Tuttle, Peter J. Skabara, Simon J. Coles, Calvyn T. Howells, Stuart A. J. Thomson, Salvatore Gambino, Ifor D. W. Samuel
X marks the spot! A fascinating packing motif is observed in a novel cruciform oligothiophene containing a Ge (violet; see picture) spiro center. Long-range interchain interactions between molecules and strong electronic coherence between orthogonal chains within the molecules are present. Such ordering is advantageous for bulk charge transport, as demonstrated by high short-circuit currents in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Chemistry

Published in

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

Volume

51

Issue

19

Pages

4562 - 4567

Citation

WRIGHT, I.A. ...et al., 2012. Oligothiophene cruciform with a Germanium spiro center: A promising material for organic photovoltaics. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51(19), pp. 4562-4567.

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Publication date

2012

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ISSN

1433-7851

eISSN

1521-3773

Language

en