Singlet Fission of Non-polycyclic Aromatic Molecules in Organic Photovoltaics

So Kawata, Yong Jin Pu, Ayaka Saito, Yuki Kurashige, Teruo Beppu, Hiroshi Katagiri, Masaki Hada, Junji Kido

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Singlet fission of thienoquinoid compounds in organic photovoltaics is demonstrated. The escalation of the thienoquinoid length of the compounds realizes a suitable packing structure and energy levels for singlet fission. The magnetic-field dependence of the photocurrent and the external quantum efficiency of the devices reveal singlet fission of the compounds and dissociation of triplet excitons into charges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1590
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • multiple carrier generation
  • organic photovoltaics
  • singlet fission
  • thienoquinoidal compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kawata, S., Pu, Y. J., Saito, A., Kurashige, Y., Beppu, T., Katagiri, H., Hada, M., & Kido, J. (2016). Singlet Fission of Non-polycyclic Aromatic Molecules in Organic Photovoltaics. Advanced Materials, 28(8), 1585-1590.