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Synthesis and Properties of Polythiophène Benzylidene and Their Photovoltaic Applications

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Research on organic solar cells has a craze importance because they show very interesting properties including their flexibility and the opportunity to be made into large surfaces. However, their stability and performance should be significantly improved compared to their current state. A nominal output of around 10% will be the goal for the coming years. The use of organic materials for photovoltaic applications is the subject of intense research in recent years. This work is based in part on the development of new conjugated polymers. In this paper, we present the synthesis and characterization of poly [(thiophene-2,5-diyl)-co-(benzylidene)] PTB catalysed by Maghnite-H+, used in the active layer of the solar cell organic heterojunction with PCBM (derivative of C60) was used as a junction of the solar cell: Glas/ITO/BCP/C60/PTB/Au/Al. A current density of short circuit of about Jcc 0.1mA/cm² was obtained for this structure with a yield of around 0.15%.

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R. Abdelkarim, A. Yahiaoui, A. Hachemaoui, M. Belbachir and A. Khelil, "Synthesis and Properties of Polythiophène Benzylidene and Their Photovoltaic Applications," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 1014-1021. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.28137.

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