2017

51._B. C. Schroeder, T. Kurosawa, T. Fu, Y.-C. Chiu, J. Mun, G.-J. N. Wang, X. Gu, L. Shaw, J. W. E. Kneller, T. Kreouzis, M. F. Toney, Z. Bao “Taming charge transport in semiconducting polymers with branched alkyl side chains” 2017, IN PRESS. Link

50._H. Utzat, S. Dimitrov, S. Wheeler, E. Collado-Fregoso, P. Shakya Tuladhar, B. C. Schroeder, I. McCulloch, J. Durrant, “Charge separation in intermixed polymer:PC70BM photovoltaic blends: correlating structural and photophysical length scales as a function of blend composition” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 9790-9801. Link

49._X. Gu, Y. Zhou, K. Gu, T. Kurosawa, Y. Guo, Y. Li, H. Lin, B. C. Schroeder, H. Yan, F. Molina-Lopez, C. J. Tassone, C. Wang, S. C.B. Mannsfeld, H. Yan, D. Zhao, M. F. Toney, Zhenan Bao, “Roll-to-roll printed large-area all-polymer solar cells with 5% efficiency based on a low crystallinity conjugated polymer blend” Adv. Energy Mater, 2017, 7, 1602742. Link

48._H.-L. Su, D. N. Sredojevic, H. Bronstein, T. J. Marks, B. C. Schroeder,* M. Al-Hashimi,* “Bithiazole – an intriguing electron deficient building for plastic electronic applications” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2017, 38, 1600610. (* corresponding author) Link

47._N. Kumar, A. Zoladek-Lemanczyk, A. A. Y. Guilbert, W. Su, S. M. Tuladhar, T. Kirchartz, B. C. Schroeder, I. McCulloch, J. Nelson, D. Roy, F. A. Castro, “Simultaneous topographical, electrical and optical microscopy of optoelectronic devices at the nanoscale” Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 2723-2731. Link

46._L. M. Cowen, J. Atoyo, M. J. Carnie,* D. Baran,* B. C. Schroeder,* “Organic materials for thermoelectric energy generation” ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2017, 6, N3080-N3088. (* corresponding author) Link

45._J. Xu, S. Wang, G.-J. N. Wang, C. Zhu, S. Luo, L. Jin, X. Gu, S. Chen, V. R Feig, J. W. F. To, S. Rondeau-Gagné, J. Park, B. C. Schroeder, C. Lu, J. Y. Oh, Y. Wang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Yan, R. Sinclair, D. Zhou, G. Xue, B. Murmann, C. Linder, W. Cai, J. B.-H. Tok, J. W. Chung, Z. Bao, “Highly stretchable polymer semiconductor films through the nanoconfinement effect” Science, 2017, 355, 59-64. Link

2016

44._C. M. Boutry, B. C. Schroeder, Z. Bao, A. Legrand, P. Fox, “A sensor measuring deformation and pressure, entirely biodegradable, for orthopedic applications” IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2016, Shanghai, 144-147. Link

43._J. Y. Oh, S. Rondeau-Gagné, Y.-C. Chiu, A. Chortos, F. Lissel, G.-J. N. Wang, B. C. Schroeder, T. Kurosawa, J. Lopez, T. Katsumata, J. Xu, C. Zhu, X. Gu, W.-G. Bae, Y. Kim, L. Jin, J. W. Chung, J. B.-H. Tok, Z. Bao, “Intrinsically stretchable and healable semiconducting polymer for organic transistors” Nature, 2016, 539, 411-415. Link

42._G.-J. N. Wang, L. Shaw, J. Xu, T. Kurosawa, B. C. Schroeder, J. Y. Oh, S. J. Benight, Z. Bao, “Inducing elasticity through oligo-siloxane crosslinks for intrinsically stretchable semiconducting polymers” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 7254-7262. Link

41._X. Gu, H. Yan, T. Kurosawa, B. C. Schroeder, K. L. Gu, Y. Zhou, J. W. F. To, S. D. Oosterhout, V. Savikhin, F. Molina-Lopez, C. J. Tassone, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, C. Wang, M. F. Toney, Z. Bao, “Correlating fullerene aggregation and charge photogeneration dynamics in intermixed polymer:PC70BM photovoltaic blends” Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1601225. Link

40._B. C. Schroeder, Y.-C. Chiu, X. Gu, Y. Zhou, J. Xu, J. Lopez, C. Lu, M. F. Toney, Z. Bao, “Non-conjugated flexible linkers in semiconducting polymers – a pathway to improved processability without compromising device performance” Adv. Electr. Mater., 2016, 2, 1600104. Link

39._S. Dimitrov, B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen, Z. Fei, H. Bronstein, I. McCulloch, M. Heeney, J. R. Durrant, “Singlet exciton lifetimes in conjugated polymer films for organic solar cells” Polymers 2016, 8, 14. Link

38._T. Kassar, N. S. Güldal, M. Berlinghof, T. Ameri, A. Kratzer, B. C. Schroeder, G. L. Destri, A. Hirsch, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, C. Brabec, T. Unruh, “Real time investigation of intercalation and structure evolution in printed polymer:fullerene bulk hetero-junction thin films” Adv. Energy. Mater. 2016, 6, 1502025. Link

2015

37._B. C. Schroeder,* M. Kirkus, C. B. Nielsen, R. S. Ashraf, I. McCulloch, “Dithienosilolothiophene, a new polyfused donor for organic electronics” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 5557-5562. (* corresponding author) Link

36._D. Baran, M. S. Vezie, N. Gasparini, F. Deledalle, J. Yao, B. C. Schroeder, H. Bronstein, T. Ameri, T. Kirchartz, I. McCulloch, J. Nelson, C. J. Brabec, “The role of polymer purification in energetic losses and charge carrier collection properties in polymer:fullerene solar cells” J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 19668-19673. Link

35._B. C. Schroeder,* C. B. Nielsen, P. Westacott, J. Smith, S. Rossbauer, T. D. Anthopoulos, N. Stingelin, I. McCulloch, “Effects of alkyl chain positioning on conjugated polymer microstructure and field effect mobilities” MRS Communications 2015, 5, 435-440. (* corresponding author) Link

34._S. D. Dimitrov, S. Wheeler, B. C. Schroeder, D. Niedzialek, H. Utzat, J. Frost, J. Yao, A. Gillett, P. S. Tuladhar, J. Nelson, I. McCulloch, J. R. Durrant, “Polaron pair mediated triplet generation in polymer/fullerene blends” Nature Communications 2015, 6, 6501. Link

33._J. W. Rumer, R. S. Ashraf, C. B. Nielsen, Z. Huang, N. D. Eisenmenger, B. C. Schroeder, I. Meager, J. R. Durrant, M. L. Chabinyc, I. McCulloch, “Dual function additives: a small molecule crosslinker for enhanced efficiency and stability in organic solar cells” Advanced Energy Materials 2015, 5, 1401426. Link

32._R. S. Ashraf, I. Meager, M. Nikolka, M. Kirkus, M. Planells, B. C. Schroeder, S. Holliday, M. Hurhangee, C. B. Nielsen, H. Sirringhaus, I. McCulloch, “Chalcogenophene comonomer comparison in small band gap diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymers for high-performing field-effect transistors and organic solar cells” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 1314-1321. Link

31._C. B. Nielsen, R. S. Ashraf, N. D. Treat, B. C. Schroeder, J. E. Donaghey, A. J. P. White, N. Stingelin, I. McCulloch, “2,1,3-benzothidiazole-5,6-dicarboxilic imide – a versatile building block for additive and annealing free processing of organic solar cells with efficiencies exceeding 8%” Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 948-953. Link

2014

30._Y. W. Soon, S. Shoaee, S. Ashraf, H. Bronstein, B. C. Schroeder, W. Zhang, Z. Fei, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, J. R. Durrant, “Material crystallinity as a determinant of triplet dynamics and oxygen quenching in donor polymers for organic photovoltaic devices” Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24, 1474-1482. Link

29._S. D. Dimitrov, Z. Huang, F. Deledalle, C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, S. Ashraf, S. Shoaee, I. McCulloch, J. R. Durrant, “Towards optimization of photocurrent from fullerene excitons in organic solar cells“ Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, 1037-1043. Link

28._C. M. S. Combe, L. Biniek, B. C. Schroeder, Iain McCulloch, “Synthesis of [1]benzothieno[3,2‐b][1]benzothiophene pendant and norbornene random co‐polymers via ring opening metathesis“ Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2014, 2, 538-541. Link

27._J. Marshall, B. C. Schroeder, H. Bronstein, I. Meager, S. Rossbauer, N. Yaacobi-Gross, E. Bchaca-Domingo, T. D. Anthopoulos, N, Stingelin, P. Beavis, M. Heeney, “Benzocarborano[2,1-b:3,4-b′]dithiophene containing conjugated polymers: synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic properties“ Macromolecules 2014, 47, 89-96. Link

26._B. C. Schroeder,* S. Rossbauer, R. J. Kline, L. Biniek, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, C. B. Nielsen, “Benzotrithiophene copolymers – influence of molecular packing and energy levels on charge carrier mobility” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2883-2890. (* corresponding author) Link

25._M. Planells, B. C. Schroeder, I. McCulloch, “Effect of chalcogen atom substitution on the optoelectronic properties in cyclopentadithiophene polymers” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 5889-5894. Link

24._I. Meager, M. Nikolka, B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen, M. Planells, H. Bronstein, J. W. Rumer, D. I. James, R. S. Ashraf, A. Sadhanala, P. Hayoz, J.-C. Flores, H. Sirringhaus, I. McCulloch, “Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene flanked isoindigo polymers for high performance ambipolar OFET applications” Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24, 7109-7115. Link

23._B. C. Schroeder,* Z. Li,* M. A. Brady, G. C. Faria, R. S. Ashraf, C. J. Takacs, J. S. Cowart, D. T. Duong, K. H. Chiu, C.-H. Tan, J. T. Cabral, A. Salleo, M. L. Chabinyc, J. R. Durrant, I. McCulloch, “Enhancing fullerene-based solar cell lifetimes by addition of a fullerene dumbbell” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 12870-12875. (* corresponding author) Link

22._Z. Fei, P. Pattanasattayavong, Y. Han, B. C. Schroeder, F. Yan, R. J. Kline, T. Anthopoulos, M. Heeney, “Influence of sidechain regiochemistry on the transistor performance of high mobility all donor polymers” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 15154-15157. Link

2013

21._J. W. Rumer, B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen, D. I. James, J. E. Donaghey, R. S. Ashraf, W. Zhang, I. Meager, D. Beatrup, S. Holliday, M. Hurhangee, S. J. Cryer, I. McCulloch, “Bis‐lactam‐based donor polymers for organic solar cells: evolution by design” Thin Solid Films 2013, 560, 82-85. Link

20._I. Meager, R. S. Ashraf, S. Mollinger, B. C. Schroeder, H. Bronstein, D. Beatrup, M. S. Vezie, T. Kirchartz, A. Salleo, J. Nelson, I. McCulloch, “Photocurrent enhancement from diketopyrrolopyrrole polymer solar cells through alkyl‐chain branching point manipulation” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 11537-11540. Link

19._I. Meager, R. S. Ashraf, S. Rossbauer, H. Bronstein, J. E. Donaghey, J. Marshall, B. C. Schroeder, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch “Alkyl chain extension as a route to novel thieno [3,2‐b] thiophene flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole polymers for use in organic solar cells and field effect transistors“ Macromolecules 2013, 46, 5961-5967. Link

18._J. W. Rumer, S. Dai, M. Levick, Y. Kim, M. Madec, R. S. Ashraf, Z. Huang, S. Rossbauer, B. C. Schroeder, L. Biniek, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, R. A. J. Janssen, J. R. Durrant, D. J. Procter, I. McCulloch, “Dihydropyrroloindoledione‐based copolymers for organic electronics” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2013, 1, 2711‐2716. Link

17._C. B. Nielsen, E.-H. Sohn, D.-J. Cho, B. C. Schroeder, J. Smith, T. D. Anthopoulos, K. Song, I. McCulloch, “Improved field‐effect transistor performance of a benzotrithiophene polymer through ketal cleavage in the solid state“ ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2013, 5, 1806‐1810. Link

16._R. S. Ashraf,* B. C. Schroeder,* H. Bronstein, Z. Huang, S. Thomas, R. J. Kline, C. J. Brabec, P. Rannou, T. D. Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant, I. McCulloch, “The influence of polymer purification on photovoltaic device performance of a series of indacenodithiophene donor polymers“ Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 2029‐2034. (* corresponding author) Link

15._L. Biniek, B. C. Schroeder, J. E. Donaghey, N. Yaacobi‐Gross, R. S. Ashraf, Y. W. Soon, C. B. Nielsen, J. R. Durrant, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, “New fused bis‐thienobenzothienothiophene copolymers and their use in organic solar cells and transistors“ Macromolecules 2013, 46, 727‐735. Link

14._A. A. Bakulin, S. D. Dimitrov, A. Rao, P. C. Y. Chow, C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, I. McCulloch, H. J. Bakker, J. R. Durrant, R. H. Friend, “Charge‐transfer state dynamics following hole and electron transfer in organic photovoltaic devices“ Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4, 209‐215. Link

2012

13._S. D. Dimitrov, A. A. Bakulin, C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, J. Du, H. Bronstein, I. McCulloch, R. H. Friend, J. R. Durrant, “On the energetic dependence of charge separation in low‐bandgap polymer/fullerene blends“ Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 18189‐18192. Link

12._B. C. Schroeder, R. S. Ashraf, S. Thomas, A. J. P. White, L. Biniek, C. B. Nielsen, W. Zhang, Z. Huang, P. S. Tuladhar, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant, I. McCulloch, “Synthesis of novel thieno [3,2‐b] thienobis(silolothiophene) based low bandgap polymers for organic photovoltaics“ Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 7699‐7701. Link

11._L. Biniek, B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen, I. McCulloch, “Recent advances in high mobility donor-acceptor semiconducting polymers“ Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 14803‐14813. Link

10._C. B. Nielsen, R. S. Ashraf, B. C. Schroeder, P. D’Angelo, S. E. Watkins, K. Song, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, “Random benzotrithiophene‐based donor-acceptor copolymers for efficient organic photovoltaic devices“ Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 5832‐5834. Link

9._B. C. Schroeder, Z. Huang, R. S. Ashraf, J. Smith, P. D’Angelo, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant, I. McCulloch, “Silaindacenodithiophene‐based low band gap polymers – the effect of fluorine substitution on device performances and film morphologies“ Advanced Functional Materials 2012, 22, 1663‐1670. Link

8._I. McCulloch, R. S. Ashraf, L. Biniek, H. Bronstein, C. Combe, J. E. Donaghey, D. I. James, C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, W. Zhang, “Design of semiconducting indaceno dithiophene polymers for high performance transistors and solar cells“ Accounts of Chemical Research 2012, 45, 714‐722. Link

2011

7._Z. Chen, M. J. Lee, R. S. Ashraf, Y. Gu, S. Albert‐Seifried, M. M. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, T. D. Anthopoulos, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, H. Sirringhaus, “High‐performance ambipolar diketopyrrolopyrrole‐thieno [3, 2‐b] thiophene copolymer field‐effect transistors with balanced hole and electron mobilities“ Advanced Materials 2011, 24, 647‐652. Link

6._J. E. Donaghey, R. S. Ashraf, Y. Kim, Z. Huang, C. B. Nielsen, W. Zhang, B. C. Schroeder, C. R. G. Grenier, C. T. Brown, P. D’Angelo, J. Smith, S. Watkins, K. Song, T. D. Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant, C. K. Williams, I. McCulloch, “Pyrroloindacenodithiophene containing polymers for organic field effect transistors and organic photovoltaics“ Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 18744‐18752. Link

5._C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, A. Hadipour, B. Rand, S. E. Watkins, I. McCulloch, “A benzotrithiophene‐based low band gap polymer for polymer solar cells with high open‐circuit voltage“ Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 17642‐17645. Link

4._X. Zhang, L. Richter, D. DeLongchamp, R. Kline, M. Hammond, I. McCulloch, M. Heeney, R. Ashraf, J. Smith, T. Anthopoulos, B. C. Schroeder, Y. Geerts, D. Fischer, M. Toney, “Molecular packing of high‐mobility diketo pyrrolo‐pyrrole polymer semiconductors with branched alkyl side chains“ Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 15073‐15084. Link

3._B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen, Y. Kim, J. Smith, S. E. Watkins, K. Song, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, “Benzotrithiophene co‐polymers with high charge carrier mobilities in field‐effect transistors“ Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 4025‐4031. Link

2._R. S. Ashraf, Z. Chen, D. S. Leem, H. Bronstein, W. Zhang, B. C. Schroeder , Y. Geerts, J. Smith, S. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, H. Sirringhaus, J. C. de Mello, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, “Silaindacenodithiophene semiconducting polymers for efficient solar cells and high-mobility ambipolar transistors“ Chemistry of Materials 201123, 768‐770. Link

1._C. B. Nielsen, J. M. Fraser, B. C. Schroeder, J. Du, A. J. P. White, W. Zhang, I. McCulloch, “Benzotrithiophene‐a planar, electron‐rich building block for organic semiconductors” Organic Letters 2011, 13, 2414‐2417. Link