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Title
Disentangling overlapping high-field EPR spectra of organic radicals: Identification of light-induced polarons in the record fullerene-free solar cell blend PBDB-T:ITIC
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Abstract
We present a combined high-field EPR and DFT study of light-induced radicals in the bulk heterojunction blend of PBDB-T:ITIC, currently one of the highest efficiency non-fullerene donor:acceptor combinations in organic photovoltaics. We demonstrate two different approaches for disentangling the strongly overlapping high-field EPR spectra of the positive and negative polarons after charge separation: (1) relaxation-filtered field-swept EPR based on the difference in T-1 spin-relaxation times and (2) field-swept EDNMR-induced EPR by exploiting the presence of N-14 hyperfine couplings in only one of the radical species, the small molecule acceptor radical. The approach is validated by light-induced EPR spectra on related blends and the spectral assignment is underpinned by DFT computations. The broader applicability of the spectral disentangling methods is discussed. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of magnetic resonance. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2018
ISSN
1090-7807
Volume/pages
288 (2018) , p. 1-10
ISI
000427807000001
Pubmed ID
29367021
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 17.09.2021
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