Optimization of energy transfer in a polymer composite with perylene chromophores

Vineeth B. Yasarapudi, Laszlo Frazer, Nathaniel J.L.K. Davis, Edward P. Booker, Alexander Macmillan, Joseph K. Gallaher, Derrick Roberts, Sébastien Perrier, Timothy W. Schmidt

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Luminescent solar concentrators based on molecular dyes are a promising approach to light collection for photovoltaics owing to their potential low cost and wide light acceptance angles. However, they readily suffer from self-absorption, which rapidly reduces device efficiency. We use a perylene-based sensitizer-emitter system to reduce self-absorption. The sensitizer and emitter are copolymerized to enhance energy transfer to the emitter. The sensitizer is susceptible to yield-reducing H-aggregation. We show that a composite polymer can be used to reduce H-aggregation, while maintaining efficient energy transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7333-7342
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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