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New Copolymers Based on Acenaphto[1,2-b]thieno[3,4-e]Pyrazine for Transistor and Solar Cell Applications

  • Pierre-Luc T. Boudreault (a1), Nobuyuki Miyaki (a2), Rajib Mondal (a3), Ming Lee Tang (a4), Zhenan Bao (a5) and Mario Leclerc (a6)...

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We will show the synthesis of new donor-acceptor copolymers based on 2,7-carbazole or 2,7-dibenzosilole and acenaphtho[1,2-b]thieno[3,4-e]pyrazine. After the synthesis of these new copolymers, we have characterized the materials by UV-vis, DSC, and XRD to determine the degree of organization. Afterward, we have fabricated and investigated field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells from these polymers. The optimization of the thin film by thermal treatment have led to a field-effect mobility of 0.04 cm2/(V.s) and power conversion efficiency of 0.44%.

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