Diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for bulk heterojunction and dye sensitised solar cells

Donnelly, James (2016) Diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for bulk heterojunction and dye sensitised solar cells. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis describes the synthesis and characterisation of a series of molecules for use in bulk heterojunction and dye sensitised solar cells. The target molecules were based on a central diketopyrrolopyrrole subunit. Molecules based on diketopyrrolopyrrole have a conjugated structure, allowing for π-π interaction. Diketopyrrolopyrrole molecules also have relatively low lying HOMO and LUMO levels and high absorption coefficients and exhibit efficient charge transport properties. Furthermore, their electron withdrawing properties have warranted their use as promising organic photovoltaic materials. A number of molecules were successfully synthesised and sent to collaborators for testing in organic photovoltaic devices and development of this series of molecules continues to be of interest within the research group.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Dyketopyrrolopyrrole, DPP, DSSC, solar cells, BHJ.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Funder's Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Supervisor's Name: Cooke, Professor Graeme
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Mr James Donnelly
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7316
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 08:15
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7316

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