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A series of tailor-made highly efficient and near-infrared porphyrin-based acceptors is designed and synthesized for fullerene-free bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs). Constructing BHJ active layers using a PTB7-Th donor and porphyrin acceptors (P-x), which have complementary absorption, accomplish panchromatic photon-to-current conversion from 300 to 950 nm. Our study shows that side-chains of the porphyrin acceptors fairly influences the molecular ordering and nanomorphology of the BHJ active layers. Significantly, porphyrin acceptor with four dodecoxyl side-chains (P-2) achieves an open-circuit voltage (VOC) of 0.80 V, a short-circuit current density (JSC) of 13.94 mA cm-2, a fill factor (FF) of 64.8%, and overall power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.23%. This great performance is attributable to the ascendant light-harvesting capability in the visible and NIR region, a high-lying LUMO energy level, a relatively high and more balanced carrier mobilities, and more ordered face-on molecular packing, which is beneficial for obtaining high VOC and JSC.
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Name: ACS applied materials & interfaces
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