Photovoltaic devices that switch color depending on illumination conditions may find application in future smart window applications. Here a photochromic diarylethene molecule is used as sensitizer in a ternary bulk heterojunction blend, employing poly(4-butylphenyldiphenylamine) (poly-TPD) and [6,6]-phenyl-C 61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC 61BM) for the transport of holes and electrons, respectively. Sandwiched between two electrodes, the blend creates a photochromic photovoltaic device that changes color, light absorption, and photon-to-electron conversion efficiency in the visible spectral range after having been illuminated with UV light.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Aug 2020|