Nanostructured organic photovoltaic devices via electrostatic self-assembly

Jeffery W. Baur, Michael F. Durstock, Barney Taylor, Robert J. Spry, Rob McKellar, Frank Mobley, Douglas Dudis, Michael Franks, Stephen J. Clarson, Long Y. Chiang

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A number of different systems using electrostatic self-assembly are studied. This technique is based on the sequential adsorption of positively and negatively charged molecules from dilute aqueous solutions to form multilayered polymeric films. The photovoltaic properties of self-assembled films of polyphenylene vinylene with a sulfonated derivative of C60 fullerene are examined. It was shown that ESA can successfully be used for the creation of organic photovoltaic devices. Its ability to accurately control thickness and composition on the molecular level provides a level of refinement over conventional spin-coated systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-832
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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