Theoretical study on electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of indene-C60 monoadduct (ICMA)

Zhanchun Xu, Hongsen Zhang, Zhe Li, Xueshun Yang, Gang Zhang

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Abstract

ICMA and its derivatives, high performance acceptor of polymer solar cells, have received most attention in experimental and theoretical studies. In this work, we calculated electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of the ICMA by density functional theory (DFT) using B3LYP method. The geometrical structure data show that indene has little influence on C60. In comparison with [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), It was proved theoretically that ICMA possesses a better photovoltaic performance and higher LUMO energy level. ICMA and its derivatives could be a promising new acceptor which further improve the power conversion efficiency of the high performance polymer solar cells. The research indicates that the frontier molecular orbital are mainly localized on the C60 sphere, which shows carbon number of cage is an important factor leading to the change of optical and electrical properties. The present study provides theoretical supporting for further application of the ICMA and its derivatives in molecular design and structure-activity relationships research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Engineering Materials II
Pages1287-1290
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2012 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: Jul 6 2012Jul 8 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume535-537
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2012
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period7/6/127/8/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Xu, Z., Zhang, H., Li, Z., Yang, X., & Zhang, G. (2012). Theoretical study on electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of indene-C60 monoadduct (ICMA). In Advanced Engineering Materials II (pp. 1287-1290). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 535-537). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.535-537.1287