Martina Marinelli, M.Sc.

Department of Biosystems and Soft Matter (ZBiMM)
Division of Modelling in Biology and Medicine (PMBM)
position: assistant
telephone: (+48) 22 826 12 81 ext.: 330
room: 320
e-mail: mmarinel

Recent publications
1.Lanzi M., Salatelli E., Marinelli M., Pierini F., Effect of photocrosslinking of D‐A thiophene copolymers on the performance of single‐material solar cells, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, ISSN: 1022-1352, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201900433, Vol.221, No.2, pp.1900433-1-12, 2020
Abstract:

Side‐chain C60‐fullerene functionalized alkylthiophene copolymers with different regioregularity and fullerene content are successfully synthesized using a simple and straightforward post‐polymerization functionalization procedure based on a Grignard coupling reaction. The products are employed as single materials in photoactive layers of organic photovoltaic solar cells. The use of double‐cable polymers allows an enhanced control on the nanomorphology of the active blend, reducing the phase‐segregation phenomena as well as the macroscale separation between the electron acceptor and donor components. With the insertion of a thin layer of gold nanoparticles between buffer and active layer of the cells, a conversion efficiency of 5.68% is obtained. Moreover, an increased stability over time is achieved when the copolymers are photocrosslinked immediately after the annealing procedure, leading to acceptable efficiencies even after 80 h of accelerated ageing, a key feature for widespread applicability of the prepared devices.

Keywords:

conjugated polymers, fullerenes, functionalization of polymers, metathesis

Affiliations:
Lanzi M.-University of Bologna (IT)
Salatelli E.-University of Bologna (IT)
Marinelli M.-other affiliation
Pierini F.-IPPT PAN
2.Lanzi M., Salatelli E., Giorgini L., Marinelli M., Pierini F., Effect of the incorporation of an Ag nanoparticle interlayer on the photovoltaic performance of green bulk heterojunction water-soluble polythiophene solar cells, POLYMER, ISSN: 0032-3861, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2018.07.012, Vol.149, pp.273-285, 2018
Abstract:

Two water-soluble regioregular poly(3-alkylthiophene)s, incorporating aminic groups at the end of the side chains, have been synthesized using a post-polymerization functionalization procedure on a ω-bromine substituted polyalkylthiophene. The high solubility of the obtained polymers in water allowed for the preparation of “green” bulk heterojunction solar cells which reached a power conversion efficiency of 4.85% when PC61BM was used as electron-acceptor material. Improved optical absorption and photocurrent have been obtained by interposing a layer of Ag nanoparticles between the buffer and the photoactive layer, leading to a final power conversion efficiency of 5.51%.

Keywords:

Water-soluble polythiophene, Bulk heterojunction solar cell, Organic photovoltaic

Affiliations:
Lanzi M.-University of Bologna (IT)
Salatelli E.-University of Bologna (IT)
Giorgini L.-University of Bologna (IT)
Marinelli M.-other affiliation
Pierini F.-IPPT PAN