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Organic photosensitive devices using subphthalocyanine compounds

United States Patent

July 5, 2011
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An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device, having a donor-acceptor heterojunction of a donor-like material and an acceptor-like material and methods of making such devices is provided. At least one of the donor-like material and the acceptor-like material includes a subphthalocyanine, a subporphyrin, and/or a subporphyrazine compound; and/or the device optionally has at least one of a blocking layer or a charge transport layer, where the blocking layer and/or the charge transport layer includes a subphthalocyanine, a subporphyrin, and/or a subporphyrazine compound.
Rand; Barry (Princeton, NJ), Forrest; Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI), Mutolo; Kristin L. (Hollywood, CA), Mayo; Elizabeth (Alhambra, CA), Thompson; Mark E. (Anaheim Hills, CA)
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), The University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
12/ 350,570
May 4, 2009
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under grant DE-AC36-98-GO10337 and sub-contract XAT 5-33636-03, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.