High-Entropy Mixtures of Pristine Fullerenes for Solution-Processed Transistors and Solar Cells

A. D. de Zerio Mendaza, A. Melianas, S. Rossbauer, O. Bäcke, L. Nordstierna, P. Erhart, E. Olsson, T. D. Anthopoulos, O. Inganäs, and C. Müller
Advanced Materials 27, 7325 (2015)
doi: 10.1002/adma.201503530

The solubility of pristine fullerenes can be enhanced by mixing C60 and C70 due to the associated increase in configurational entropy. This “entropic dissolution” allows the preparation of field-effect transistors with an electron mobility of 1 cm2V-1s-1 and polymer solar cells with a highly reproducible power-conversion efficiency of 6%, as well as a thermally stable active layer.