In this work, we study the light absorption properties of different novel molecules based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT), namely, BT-2F, BTRCl, and BTTzR, which hold great promise as electron-donor materials in organic solar cells. By employing density functional theory, we study the electronic states and related transitions in these systems. Moreover, in the case of BTTzR, we observe that the addition of two and three oligothiophene chains to the central benzene ring of the BDT unit leads to both a red-shift of the existing peaks and, interestingly, the development of new blue-shifted features, an effect that permits to enhance the panchromaticity of the molecule in the visible spectral range, thus rendering these new derivatives highly appealing as light absorbers in organic solar cells.

Calculated optical properties of donor molecules based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene and its derivatives

Paterno G. M.;Farina A.;Scotognella F.
2021

Abstract

In this work, we study the light absorption properties of different novel molecules based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT), namely, BT-2F, BTRCl, and BTTzR, which hold great promise as electron-donor materials in organic solar cells. By employing density functional theory, we study the electronic states and related transitions in these systems. Moreover, in the case of BTTzR, we observe that the addition of two and three oligothiophene chains to the central benzene ring of the BDT unit leads to both a red-shift of the existing peaks and, interestingly, the development of new blue-shifted features, an effect that permits to enhance the panchromaticity of the molecule in the visible spectral range, thus rendering these new derivatives highly appealing as light absorbers in organic solar cells.
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