A Nature-Inspired Conjugated Polymer for High Performance Transistors and Solar Cells Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 American Chemical Society. A novel, highly soluble chromophore for use in organic electronics based on an indigoid structure is reported. Copolymerization with thiophene affords an extremely narrow band gap polymer with a maximum absorption at 800 nm. The novel polymer exhibits high crystallinity and high ambipolar transport in OFET devices of 0.23 cm2 V-1 s-1 for holes and 0.48 cm2 V-1 s-1 for electrons. OPV device efficiencies up to 2.35% with light absorbance up to 950 nm demonstrate the potential for this novel chromophore in near-IR photovoltaics.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Fallon, K. J., Wijeyasinghe, N., Yaacobi-Gross, N., Ashraf, R. S., Freeman, D., Palgrave, R. G., ... Bronstein, H.

citation count

  • 46

complete list of authors

  • Fallon, Kealan J||Wijeyasinghe, Nilushi||Yaacobi-Gross, Nir||Ashraf, Raja S||Freeman, David ME||Palgrave, Robert G||Al-Hashimi, Mohammed||Marks, Tobin J||McCulloch, Iain||Anthopoulos, Thomas D||Bronstein, Hugo

publication date

  • August 2015