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Stacked organic photosensitive devices

United States Patent

March 27, 2007
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A device is provided having a first electrode, a second electrode, a first photoactive region having a characteristic absorption wavelength .lamda..sub.1 and a second photoactive region having a characteristic absorption wavelength .lamda..sub.2. The photoactive regions are disposed between the first and second electrodes, and further positioned on the same side of a reflective layer, such that the first photoactive region is closer to the reflective layer than the second photoactive region. The materials comprising the photoactive regions may be selected such that .lamda..sub.1 is at least about 10% different from .lamda..sub.2. The device may further comprise an exciton blocking layer disposed adjacent to and in direct contact with the organic acceptor material of each photoactive region, wherein the LUMO of each exciton blocking layer other than that closest to the cathode is not more than about 0.3 eV greater than the LUMO of the acceptor material.
Forrest; Stephen (Princeton, NJ), Xue; Jiangeng (Piscataway, NJ), Uchida; Soichi (Yokohama, JP), Rand; Barry P. (Princeton, NJ)
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
10/ 911,559
August 5, 2004
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. 341-4141 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention. JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT The claimed invention was made by, on behalf of, and/or in connection with one or more of the following parties to a joint university-corporation research agreement: Princeton University, The University of Southern California, and Global Photonic Energy Corporation. The agreement was in effect on and before the date the claimed invention was made, and the claimed invention was made as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the agreement.