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Search Publications by: Subhrangsu Mukherjee (Assoc)

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Quantitative relationships between film morphology, charge carrier dynamics, and photovoltaic performance in bulk-heterojunction binary vs. ternary acceptor blends

February 7, 2023
Weigang Zhu, Guoping Li, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Natalia Powers-Riggs, Leighton Jones, Eliot Gann, R Joseph Kline, Andrew Herzing, Jenna Logsdon, Lucas Flagg, Charlotte Stern, Ryan Young, Kevin Kohlstedt, George Schatz, Dean DeLongchamp, Michael Wasielewski, Ferdinand Melkonyan, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Addressing pertinent and perplexing questions regarding why nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) promote higher power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) than traditional fullerenes and how photoactive bulk heterojunction (BHJ) film morphology, charge photogeneration

Non-fullerene acceptors with direct and indirect hexa-fluorination afford > 17% efficiency in polymer solar cells

December 22, 2021
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Guoping Li, Liang-Wen Feng, Leighton Jones, Robert Jacobberger, Wei Huang, Ryan Young, Robert Pankow, Weigang Zhu, Norman Lu, Kevin Kohlstedt, Vinod Sangwan, Michael Wasielewski, Mark Hersam, George Schatz, Dean DeLongchamp, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
The rational molecular design of non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) in organic solar cells (OSCs) can profoundly influence the photovoltaic (OPV) performance. To date, NFA fluorination has proven beneficial to cell performance. However, there is a lack of

Systematically Controlling Acceptor Fluorination Optimizes Hierarchical Morphology, Vertical Phase Separation, and Efficiency in Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells

November 21, 2021
Guoping Li, Xiaohua Zhang, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Wei Huang, Ding Zheng, Liang-Wen Feng, Yao Chen, Jianglin Wu, Vinod Sangwan, Mark Hersam, Dean DeLongchamp, Junsheng Yu, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Non-fullerene acceptor (NFA) end group (EG) functionalization, especially by fluorination, affects not only the energetics but also the morphology of bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cell (OSC) active layers, thereby influencing the power conversion

Polarized X-ray scattering measures molecular orientation in polymer-grafted nanoparticles

August 12, 2021
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Dean DeLongchamp, Eliot Gann, Daniel Sunday, Lee J. Richter, Jason Streit, Richard A. Vaia, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Kumar Saurabh, Adarsh Krishnamurthy
Polymer chains are attached to nanoparticle surfaces for many purposes, including altering solubility, influencing aggregation, dispersion, and even tailoring immune responses in drug delivery. The most unique structural motif of polymer-grafted

Orientational ordering within semiconducting polymer fibrils

May 2, 2021
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Eliot Gann, Masrur M. Nahid, Terry McAfee, Andrew Herzing, Dean DeLongchamp, Harald W. Ade
Due to a general paucity of suitable characterization methods, the internal orientational ordering of polymer fibrils has rarely been measured despite its importance particularly for semi-conducting polymers. An emerging tool with sensitivity to bond

Systematic Merging of Nonfullerene Acceptor p-Extension and Tetrafluorination Strategies Affords Polymer Solar Cells with > 16% Efficiency

April 13, 2021
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Dean DeLongchamp, Guoping Li, Xiaohua Zhang, Leighton Jones, Joaquin Alzola, Liang-Wen Feng, Weigang Zhu, Charlotte Stern, Junsheng Yu, Vinod K. Sangwan, Kevin L. Kohlstedt, Michael R. Wasielewski, Mark C. Hersam, George C. Schatz, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
The end-capping group (EG) is the essential electron-withdrawing component of nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs). To systematically probe the impact of two frequent EG functionalization strategies, π

Experimental and Theoretical Evidence of Hydrogen Doping in Solution Processed Indium Gallium Oxide via Polymer Incorporation

July 23, 2020
Wei Huang, Joshua Tedesco, Po-Hsiu Chien, Kyle McMillen, Li Zeng, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Binghao Wang, Yao Chen, Gang Wang, Yang Wang, Yanshan Gao, Michael Bedzyk, Dean DeLongchamp, Julia E. Medvedeva, Yan-Yan Hu, Tobin Marks, Antonio Facchetti
Aqueous solution processed high performance indium gallium oxide (IGO) thin-film transistors (TFTs) are realized by the simple addition of a hydroxyl (C-OH) containing polymer [polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)] into an IGO precursor solution. The field-effect

Crystallography, Morphology, Electronic Structure, and Transport in Non-Fullerene/Non-Indacenodithienothiophene Polymer:Y6 Solar Cells

July 22, 2020
Weigang Zhu, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Joaquin Alzola, Vinod K. Sangwan, Samuel H. Amsterdam, Steven M. Swick, Leighton Jones, Michael Heiber, Guoping Li, Kevin L. Kohlstedt, Charlotte Stern, Dean DeLongchamp, Mark C. Hersam, George C. Schatz, Michael R. Wasielewski, Antonio Facchetti, Andrew Herzing, Lin Chen, Tobin Marks
Emerging nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) with crystalline domains enable high-performance bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells. Thermal annealing is known to enhance the BHJ photoactive layer morphology and performance. However, the microscopic mechanism of

Mixed-Flow Design for Microfluidic Printing of Two-phase Polymer Semiconductor Systems

July 9, 2020
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Gang Wang, Liang-Wen Feng, Wei Huang, Yao Chen, Dengke Shen, Binghao Wang, Joseph Strzalka, Zheng Ding, Ferdinand Melkonyan, Jinhui Yan, J. Fraser Stoddart, Simone Fabiano, Dean DeLongchamp, Meifang Zhu, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
The rational creation of two-phase conjugated polymer systems with high levels of phase purity in each phase is challenging but crucial for realizing printed soft matter electronics. Here we report a mixed-flow microfluidic printing (MFMP) approach for two

Readily Accessible Benzo[d]thiazole Polymers for Nonfullerene Solar Cells with > 16% Efficiency and Potential Pitfalls

May 4, 2020
Liang-Wen Feng, Jianhua Chen, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Yao Chen, Ding Zheng, Joseph Strzalka, Gang Wang, Dean DeLongchamp, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Here we report facile, high-yield synthetic access to the difluoro BTA building block, 4,7-bis(5-bromo-4-(2-hexyl-decyl)-thiophen-2-yl)-5,6-difluoro-2-(pentadecan-7-yl)-benzo[d]thiazole (BTAT-2f), for use in donor (D)–acceptor 1 (A1)–D–acceptor 2 (A2)

Sub-picosecond charge-transfer at near-zero driving force in polymer:non-fullerene acceptor blends and bilayers

February 11, 2020
Yufei Zhong, Martina Causa, Gareth J. Moore, Philipp Krauspe, Bo Xiao, Jonas Kublitski, Rishi Shivhare, Johannes Benduhn, Eyal BarOr, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Kaila Yallum, Julien R?hault, Stefan C. Mannsfeld, Dieter Neher, Lee J. Richter, Dean DeLongchamp, Frank Ortmann, Koen Vandewal, Erjun Zhou, Banerji Natalie, Florian Gunther
Organic photovoltaics based on non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) show record efficiency of 16 to 17% and increased photovoltage owing to the low driving force for interfacial charge-transfer. However, the low driving force potentially slows down charge

Influence of Polymer Aggregation and Liquid Immiscibility on Morphology Tuning by Varying Composition in PffBT4T-2DT/Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells

January 29, 2020
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Regis J. Kline, Iain McCulloch, Zeinab Hamid, Andrew Wadsworth, Elham Rezasoltani, Sarah Holliday, Mohammed Azzouzi, Anne Guilbert, Yifan Dong, Marios Neophytou, Mark Little, Helen Bristow, Artem Bakulin, James Durrant, Jenny Nelson, Andrew A. Herzing
The temperature dependent aggregation behavior of PffBT4T polymers used in organic solar cells plays a critical role in the formation of a favorable morphology in fullerene-based devices. However, there has been little investigation into the impact of

Photovoltaic Blend Microstructure for High Efficiency Post-Fullerene Solar Cells. To Tilt or Not To Tilt?

August 5, 2019
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Gang Wang, Steven M. Swick, Micaela Matta, Joseph Strzalka, Thomas Aldrich, Ferdinand Melkonyan, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks, Jenna L. Logsdon, Simone Fabiano, Wei Huang, Tony Yang, Amod Timalsina, Natalia Powers-Riggs, Joaquin Alzola, Ryan M. Young, Michael R. Wasielewski, George C. Schatz
Achieving efficient polymer solar cells (PSCs) requires a structurally optimal donor–acceptor heterojunction morphology. Here we report the combined experimental and theoretical characterization of a benzodithiophene–benzothiadiazole donor polymer series

Stable Postfullerene Solar Cells via Direct C-H Arylation Polymerization. Morphology-Performance Relationships

May 16, 2019
Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Thomas Aldrich, Weigang Zhu, Lee J. Richter, Eliot Gann, Dean DeLongchamp, Antonio Facchetti, Ferdinand Melkonyan, Tobin Marks
The scope of the environmentally benign direct C-H arylation polymerization (DARP) process is validated and significantly extended in the synthesis of a high-performance benzodithiophene- based copolymer series, PBDT(Ar)-FTTE, with previously untested and

Morphological characterization of fullerene and fullerene-free organic photovoltaics by combined real and reciprocal space techniques

May 26, 2017
Donglin Zhao, Qinghe Wu, Luping Yu, Harald Ade, Dean DeLongchamp, Lee J. Richter, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Andrew Herzing
Morphology can play a critical role in determining function in organic photovoltaic (OPV) systems. Recently molecular acceptors have showed promise to replace¬ fullerene derivatives as acceptor materials in bulk heterojunction solar cells and have achieved