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Organic photosensitive devices using subphthalocyanine compounds

United States Patent

August 14, 2012
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An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device includes an anode, a cathode, and a donor-acceptor heterojunction between the anode and the cathode, the heterojunction including a donor-like material and an acceptor-like material, wherein at least one of the donor-like material and the acceptor-like material includes a subphthalocyanine, a subporphyrin, and/or a subporphyrazine compound, wherein the subporphyrin or subporphyrazine compound includes boron.
Rand; Barry (Leuven, BE), Forrest; Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI), Mutolo; Kristin L. (Hollywood, CA), Mayo; Elizabeth (Ann Arbor, MI), 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)
13/ 150,594
June 1, 2011
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.