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Organic photovoltaic device with interfacial layer and method of fabricating same

United States Patent

March 19, 2013
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An organic photovoltaic device and method of forming same. In one embodiment, the organic photovoltaic device has an anode, a cathode, an active layer disposed between the anode and the cathode; and an interfacial layer disposed between the anode and the active layer, the interfacial layer comprising 5,5'-bis[(p-trichlorosilylpropylphenyl)phenylamino]-2,2'-bithiophene (PABTSi.sub.2).
Marks; Tobin J. (Evanston, IL), Hains; Alexander W. (Lakewood, CO)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
12/ 771,376
April 30, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-08ER46536/A000 awarded by Department of Energy and Grant No. N00014-08-1-0923 awarded by the Office of Naval Research. The government has certain rights in the invention.