Given the energy level alignment between viologen and cobaltocene, cobaltocene readily transfers electrons to the intrinsically insulating viologen, resulting in the formation of an electron transfer complex with high electron density. When cobaltocene-viologen is incorporated as active layers in organic thin-film transistors, the output current of devices scales with increasing cobaltocene concentrations. We further demonstrate that cobaltocene-viologen makes effective electron transport layers in inverted polymer solar cells.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- General Chemical Engineering
- Materials Chemistry