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Organic photosensitive devices using subphthalocyanine compounds

United States Patent Application

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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)
11/ 442,062
May 25, 2006
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. XAT-5-33636-03, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.