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o-IDTBR

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o-IDTBR was first used with P3HT to build remarkably air-stable OPV devices with a PCE over 6.3%. Comparison with fullerene-based devices demonstrated a much improved stability, with 73% of the device efficiency retained after 1200 hours (stored in the dark). A ternary blend with IDFBR further improved efficiency of this system to 7.7%. Devices made with this blend achieved efficiencies over 85% of their original efficiency after 90h in air under 1 sun. P3HT:PC71BM devices failed completely after 50 hours in these conditions.

o-IDTBR has also shown potential with other polymers, reaching efficiencies close to 10% with the PffBT4T-2DT polymer thanks to a reduced voltage loss resulting in a high Voc of 1.12V. A PCE over 11% was also achieved with PTB7-Th.

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