A team of researchers from the US Department of Energy has developed a new material that could aid the performance of organic photovoltaics (OPVs).
The material, called PCDTBT, has a strong capability for donating and accepting electrons, with a high-efficiency energy conversion of 7.2%.
The work, carried out at the department's Brookhaven National Laboratory, found that at high temperatures, a crystalline-like phase was formed on thin films of the material, reports Azom.com
Research into the material itself is ongoing, and the team hope a better understanding will aid its use in enhanced OPVs, as well as solid-state lighting.
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