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FUNCTIONAL INTERLAYERS OF FULLERENE DERIVATIVES AND APPLICATIONS IN ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

United States Patent Application

20170047520
A1
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The invention provides novel materials, methods and designs to enable improved power conversion efficiencies of organic photovoltaics (OPVs). In particular, the invention provides novel materials and interlayers for polymer-based solar cells. Novel functional fullerene-based interlayers are disclosed that enable high efficiency devices in conjunction with numerous active layer and electrode materials.
Page, Zachariah (Sunderland, MA), Liu, Yao (Amherst, MA), Russell, Thomas P. (Amherst, MA), Emrick, Todd (South Deerfield, MA)
University of Massachusetts (Boston MA)
15/ 306,752
May 6, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The United States Government has certain rights to the invention pursuant to Grant/Contract Nos. DE-5C0001087 and DE-AC05-06OR23100 from U.S. Department of Energy and Grant/Contract No. DMR-0820506 from the NSF.