Effects of π-conjugation on the charge-transport properties of hole-transporting materials featuring diphenylamine-π-quinacridone for perovskite solar cells: A theoretical study

Md Al Mamunur Rashid, Junkyu Kim, Dang Xuan Long, Kyungwon Kwak, Jongin Hong

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Abstract

Density functional theory (DFT), time-dependent DFT, and Marcus theory were used to probe the optoelectronic and charge-transport properties of compounds obtained by inserting long-chain aliphatic alkenes or condensed aromatic rings between the planar quinacridone core and the terminal donor diphenylamine moiety of a reference hole-transporting material (HTM). Compared to the reference HTM, its newly designed derivatives showed lower-lying highest occupied molecular orbitals that were well matched in energy with the valence band maximum of a representative perovskite absorber. HTMs obtained via the insertion of condensed aromatic rings showed higher hole mobilities than those obtained via the insertion of aliphatic alkenes. Overall, hole mobility was mainly influenced by the charge-transfer integral, while other factors, such as the hole reorganization energy, hole hopping rate, and centroid distance, had only minor effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-667
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (20193020010440) and the Chung‐Ang University Research Grants in 2019.

Funding Information:
Chung‐Ang University Research Grants in 2019; Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea, Grant/Award Number: 20193020010440; Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) Funding information

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (20193020010440) and the Chung-Ang University Research Grants in 2019.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Korean Chemical Society, Seoul & Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Keywords

  • hole mobility
  • hole reorganization energy
  • hole-transporting material (HTM)
  • transfer integral
  • π-conjugation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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