Long Ye

Also known as: 叶龙

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5884-0083

polymer solar cells, Domain Purity, Organic Eelectroncis, conjugated polymers, Soft X-ray Scattering, Interaction parameter, Miscibility, organic devices, organic photovoltaics, Morphology, nonfullerene acceptors, molecular design, differential scanning calorimetry, Polymer Physics, Mechanical Properties, Thermal Properties

Long Ye received my Ph.D. degree (2015/07) in Polymer Physics and Chemistry at Prof. Jianhui Hou 's group in Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). Currently, He is a research assistant professor under Prof. Harald Ade at North Carolina State University, United States. His research interests are molecular design and morphological characterizations of photovoltaic polymers & fullerene-free acceptors, device engineering of polymer solar cells and related electronics. His collaborative studies have been published in over 90 research papers and 3 book chapters, with citations of 8000+ (web of science) and an H-index of 44. He serves as an independent referee for several peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications; Advanced Materials; Joule; Energy & Environmental Science; Advanced Energy Materials; Advanced Science; Small; Solar RRL; Nano Energy; Journal of Materials Chemistry A; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Chemistry-A European Journal; ACS Applied Polymer Materials; Communications Physics; Materials Today Nano; Scientific Reports; Journal of Physical Chemistry C; Journal of Materials Chemistry C; Advanced Materials Interfaces; Materials Chemistry Frontiers; Polymer; Organic Electronics; Solar Energy; RSC Advances; MRS Advances; Applied Physics A; Chinese Journal of Chemistry; etc.

Works (107)

2020 journal article

Correction: A multi-objective optimization-based layer-by-layer blade-coating approach for organic solar cells: rational control of vertical stratification for high performance

Energy & Environmental Science.

By: R. Sun, J. Guo, Q. Wu, Z. Zhang, W. Yang, J. Guo, M. Shi, Y. Zhang ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 3, 2019

2020 journal article

TCNQ as a volatilizable morphology modulator enables enhanced performance in non-fullerene organic solar cells

Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

By: R. Yu, H. Yao, L. Hong, M. Gao, L. Ye & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: December 5, 2019

2019 journal article

A Printable Organic Cathode Interlayer Enables over 13% Efficiency for 1-cm(2) Organic Solar Cells

Joule, 3(1), 227–239.

By: Q. Kang, L. Ye, B. Xu, C. An, S. Stuard, S. Zhang, H. Yao, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 18, 2019

2019 journal article

A multi-objective optimization-based layer-by-layer blade-coating approach for organic solar cells: rational control of vertical stratification for high performance

Energy & Environmental Science, 12(10), 3118–3132.

By: R. Sun, J. Guo, Q. Wu, Z. Zhang, W. Yang, J. Guo, M. Shi, Y. Zhang ...

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Black phosphorus nanoflakes as morphology modifier for efficient fullerene-free organic solar cells with high fill-factor and better morphological stability

NANO RESEARCH, 12(4), 777–783.

By: W. Yang, L. Ye, F. Yao, C. Jin, H. Ade & H. Chen

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 15, 2019

2019 article

Conjugation-Curtailing of Benzodithionopyran-Cored Molecular Acceptor Enables Efficient Air-Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells

SMALL.

By: H. Wu, H. Fan, W. Liu, S. Chen, C. Yang, L. Ye, H. Ade, X. Zhu

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 30, 2019

2019 journal article

Efficient Thick-Film Polymer Solar Cells with Enhanced Fill Factors via Increased Fullerene Loading

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 11(11), 10794–10800.

By: C. Duan, Z. Peng, F. Colberts, S. Pang, L. Ye, O. Awartani, K. Hendriks, H. Ade ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Enhanced JSC of P3HT-based non-fullerene polymer solar cells by modulating aggregation effect of P3HT in solution state

Organic Electronics, 68, 15–21.

By: C. Yang, N. Liang, L. Ye, H. Ade, X. Yuan & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Highly Efficient, Stable, and Ductile Ternary Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells from a Two-Donor Polymer Blend

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 31(17).

By: H. Hu, L. Ye, M. Ghasemi, N. Balar, J. Rech, S. Stuard, W. You, . Brendan T. O'Connor, H. Ade

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 13, 2019

2019 journal article

Isomery-Dependent Miscibility Enables High-Performance All-Small-Molecule Solar Cells

Small, 15(1).

By: H. Wu, H. Fan, S. Xu, L. Ye, Y. Guo, Y. Yi, H. Ade, X. Zhu

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 21, 2019

2019 journal article

Modulation of Building Block Size in Conjugated Polymers with D–A Structure for Polymer Solar Cells

Macromolecules, 10.

By: S. Zhang, L. Ma, L. Ye, Y. Qin, Y. Xu, X. Liu, Y. Wu, W. Zhao ...

Source: ORCID
Added: October 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Multi-length scale morphology of nonfullerene all-small molecule blends and its relation to device function in organic solar cells

Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 3(1), 137–144.

By: I. Angunawela, L. Ye, H. Bin, Z. Zhang, A. Gadisa, Y. Li, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 21, 2019

2019 journal article

Polymer Side-Chain Variation Induces Microstructural Disparity in Nonfullerene Solar Cells

Chemistry of Materials, 3.

By: L. Ye, W. Li, X. Guo, M. Zhang & H. Ade

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Quenching to the Percolation Threshold in Organic Solar Cells

JOULE, 3(2), 443–458.

By: L. Ye, S. Li, X. Liu, S. Zhang, M. Ghasemi, Y. Xiong, J. Hou, H. Ade

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2019

2019 journal article

Rational Strategy to Stabilize an Unstable High-Efficiency Binary Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells with a Third Component

ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 9(20), 1900376.

By: Y. Zhu, A. Gadisa, Z. Peng, M. Ghasemi, L. Ye, Z. Xu, S. Zhao, H. Ade

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 17, 2019

2019 journal article

Reduced Nonradiative Energy Loss Caused by Aggregation of Nonfullerene Acceptor in Organic Solar Cells

ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 9(35).

By: Y. Qin, S. Zhang, Y. Xu, L. Ye, Y. Wu, J. Kong, B. Xu, H. Yao ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Revealing the Impact of F4-TCNQ as Additive on Morphology and Performance of High-Efficiency Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells

Advanced Functional Materials, 29(1), 1806262.

By: Y. Xiong, L. Ye, A. Gadisa, Q. Zhang, J. Rech, W. You, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 21, 2019

2019 journal article

Sequential Deposition of Organic Films with Eco-Compatible Solvents Improves Performance and Enables Over 12%-Efficiency Nonfullerene Solar Cells

ADVANCED MATERIALS, 31(17), 1808153.

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, Z. Chen, Q. Zhang, Z. Fei, R. Henry, M. Heeney, B. O’Connor ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 13, 2019

2019 journal article

The Importance of Entanglements in Optimizing the Mechanical and Electrical Performance of All-Polymer Solar Cells

Chemistry of Materials, 7.

By: N. Balar, J. Rech, R. Henry, L. Ye, H. Ade, W. You, B. O’Connor

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

The crucial role of end group planarity for fused-ring electron acceptors in organic solar cells

Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

By: J. Rech, N. Bauer, D. Dirkes, J. Kaplan, Z. Peng, H. Zhang, L. Ye, S. Liu ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

“Twisted” conjugated molecules as donor materials for efficient all-small-molecule organic solar cells processed with tetrahydrofuran

Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

By: X. Cheng, M. Li, Z. Guo, J. Yu, G. Lu, L. Bu, L. Ye, H. Ade, Y. Chen, Y. Geng

Source: ORCID
Added: October 1, 2019

2018 journal article

A High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cell Enabled by the Strong Intramolecular Electron Push-Pull Effect of the Nonfullerene Acceptor

Advanced Materials, 30(16).

By: W. Li, L. Ye, S. Li, H. Yao, H. Ade & J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

A Wide Band Gap Polymer with a Deep Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital Level Enables 14.2% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 5(23), 7159–7167.

By: S. Li, L. Ye, W. Zhao, H. Yan, B. Yang, D. Liu, W. Li, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

A polymer design strategy toward green solvent processed efficient non-fullerene polymer solar cells

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(10), 4324–4330.

By: Y. Qin, L. Ye, S. Zhang, J. Zhu, B. Yang, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Controlling Blend Morphology for Ultrahigh Current Density in Nonfullerene Acceptor-Based Organic Solar Cells

ACS Energy Letters.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2018 journal article

Effect of Alkylsilyl Side-Chain Structure on Photovoltaic Properties of Conjugated Polymer Donors

Advanced Energy Materials.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2018 journal article

High-Efficiency All-Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells Based on an Organic Molecule Donor with Alkylsilyl-Thienyl Conjugated Side Chains

Advanced Materials, 30(27).

By: H. Bin, J. Yao, Y. Yang, I. Angunawela, C. Sun, L. Gao, L. Ye, B. Qiu ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

High-Performance Wide Bandgap Copolymers Using an EDOT Modified Benzodithiophene Donor Block with 10.11% Efficiency

Advanced Energy Materials, 8(6).

By: K. Feng, G. Yang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, H. Yan, O. Awartani, L. Ye, H. Ade ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Influence of Donor Polymer on the Molecular Ordering of Small Molecular Acceptors in Nonfullerene Polymer Solar Cells

Advanced Energy Materials, 8(5).

By: H. Hu, K. Jiang, P. Chow, L. Ye, G. Zhang, Z. Li, J. Carpenter, H. Ade, H. Yan

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Long-Lived, Non-Geminate, Radiative Recombination of Photogenerated Charges in a Polymer/Small-Molecule Acceptor Photovoltaic Blend

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 7.

By: M. Ziffer, S. Jo, H. Zhong, L. Ye, H. Liu, F. Lin, J. Zhang, X. Li ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2018 journal article

Measuring Temperature-Dependent Miscibility for Polymer Solar Cell Blends: An Easily Accessible Optical Method Reveals Complex Behavior

Chemistry of Materials, 6(12), 3943–3951.

By: Z. Peng, X. Jiao, L. Ye, S. Li, J. Rech, W. You, J. Hou, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Miscibility-Function Relations in Organic Solar Cells: Significance of Optimal Miscibility in Relation to Percolation

Advanced Energy Materials, 8(28), 1703058.

By: L. Ye, B. Collins, X. Jiao, J. Zhao, H. Yan & H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 19, 2018

2018 journal article

Quantitative relations between interaction parameter, miscibility and function in organic solar cells

Nature Materials, 17(3), 253–260.

By: L. Ye, H. Hu, M. Ghasemi, T. Wang, B. Collins, J. Kim, K. Jiang, J. Carpenter ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Surpassing 10% Efficiency Benchmark for Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells by Scalable Coating in Air from Single Nonhalogenated Solvent

Advanced Materials, 30(8), 1705485.

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, Q. Zhang, S. Li, C. Wang, Z. Jiang, J. Hou, W. You, H. Ade

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2018 journal article

Surpassing 10% efficiency benchmark for nonfullerene organic solar cells by scalable coating in air from single nonhalogenated solvent

Advanced Materials, 30(8).

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, Q. Zhang, S. Li, C. Wang, Z. Jiang, J. Hou, W. You, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

9.73% Efficiency Nonfullerene All Organic Small Molecule Solar Cells with Absorption-Complementary Donor and Acceptor.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(14), 5085–5094.

By: H. Bin, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang, L. Ye, M. Ghasemi, S. Chen, Y. Zhang, C. Zhang ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A regioregular conjugated polymer for high performance thick-film organic solar cells without processing additive

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(21), 10517–10525.

By: H. Zhong, L. Ye, J. Chen, S. Jo, C. Chueh, J. Carpenter, H. Ade, A. Jen

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Achieving Highly Efficient Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells with Improved Intermolecular Interaction and Open-Circuit Voltage

Advanced Materials.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2017 journal article

Comparing non-fullerene acceptors with fullerene in polymer solar cells: a case study with FTAZ and PyCNTAZ

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(10), 4886–4893.

By: N. Bauer, Q. Zhang, J. Zhao, L. Ye, J. Kim, I. Constantinou, L. Yan, F. So ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Control of Mesoscale Morphology and Photovoltaic Performance in Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Small Band Gap Terpolymers

Advanced Energy Materials, 7(3).

By: L. Ye, X. Jiao, S. Zhang, H. Yao, Y. Qin, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Design of a New Small-Molecule Electron Acceptor Enables Efficient Polymer Solar Cells with High Fill Factor

Advanced Materials.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2017 journal article

Environmentally-friendly solvent processed fullerene-free organic solar cells enabled by screening halogen-free solvent additives 筛选非卤溶剂添加剂制备非富勒烯有机太阳能电池

Science China Materials, 60(8), 697–706.

By: W. Zhao, L. Ye, S. Li, X. Liu, S. Zhang, Y. Zhang, M. Ghasemi, C. He ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

High-Efficiency Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells: Critical Factors that Affect Complex Multi-Length Scale Morphology and Device Performance

Advanced Energy Materials, 7(7).

By: L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Li, S. Mukherjee, J. Carpenter, O. Awartani, X. Jiao, J. Hou, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Morphology control enables thickness-insensitive efficient nonfullerene polymer solar cells

Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 1(10), 2057–2064.

By: X. Liu, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, S. Li, G. Su, C. Wang, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Panchromatic Sequentially Cast Ternary Polymer Solar Cells

Advanced Materials, 29(4), 4603.

By: M. Ghasemi, L. Ye, Q. Zhang, L. Yan, J. Kim, O. Awartani, W. You, A. Gadisa, H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Precise Characterization of Performance Metrics of Organic Solar Cells

Small Methods, 1(8).

By: Y. Zhang, L. Ye & J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Precise Manipulation of Multilength Scale Morphology and Its Influence on Eco-Friendly Printed All-Polymer Solar Cells

Advanced Functional Materials, 27(33), 1702016.

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, S. Li, M. Ghasemi, N. Balar, J. Turner, A. Gadisa, J. Hou ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Quantitative Morphology-Performance Correlations in Organic Solar Cells: Insights from Soft X-Ray Scattering

Advanced Energy Materials, 7(18), 1700084.

By: X. Jiao, L. Ye & H. Ade

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Role of Polymer Segregation on the Mechanical Behavior of All-Polymer Solar Cell Active Layers

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2017 journal article

Significant Influence of the Methoxyl Substitution Position on Optoelectronic Properties and Molecular Packing of Small-Molecule Electron Acceptors for Photovoltaic Cells

Advanced Energy Materials, 7(17).

By: S. Li, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, H. Ade & J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Breaking the 10% Efficiency Barrier in Organic Photovoltaics: Morphology and Device Optimization of Well-Known PBDTTT Polymers

Advanced Energy Materials, 6(11).

By: S. Zhang, L. Ye & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 book

CHAPTER 2: New polymer donors for polymer solar cells

RSC Polymer Chemistry Series (Vol. 2016-January, pp. 32–77).

By: L. Ye, S. Li & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Dialkylthio Substitution: An Effective Method to Modulate the Molecular Energy Levels of 2D-BDT Photovoltaic Polymers

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(6), 3575–3583.

By: H. Yao, H. Zhang, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Effectively Improving Extinction Coefficient of Benzodithiophene and Benzodithiophenedione-based Photovoltaic Polymer by Grafting Alkylthio Functional Groups

Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 11(19), 2650–2655.

By: Q. Wang, S. Zhang, B. Xu, L. Ye, H. Yao, Y. Cui, H. Zhang, W. Yuan, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Energy-Level Modulation of Small-Molecule Electron Acceptors to Achieve over 12% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells.

Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 28(42), 9423–9429.

By: S. Li, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, S. Mukherjee, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Green-Solvent-Processed All-Polymer Solar Cells Containing a Perylene Diimide-Based Acceptor with an Efficiency over 6.5%

Advanced Energy Materials, 6(5).

By: S. Li, H. Zhang, W. Zhao, L. Ye, H. Yao, B. Yang, S. Zhang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Green-solvent-processable organic solar cells

Materials Today, 19(9), 533–543.

By: S. Zhang, L. Ye, H. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

High Performance Organic Solar Cells Processed by Blade Coating in Air from a Benign Food Additive Solution

Chemistry of Materials, 28(20), 7451–7458.

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, H. Yao, A. Gadisa, H. Zhang, S. Li, M. Ghasemi, N. Balar ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Enabled by Environment-Friendly Single-Solvent Processing

Advanced Energy Materials, 6(6).

By: H. Zhang, H. Yao, W. Zhao, L. Ye & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Improving the open-circuit voltage of alkylthio-substituted photovoltaic polymers via post-oxidation

Organic Electronics, 28, 39–46.

By: S. Li, L. Ye, Q. Wang, S. Zhang, W. Zhao & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Manipulation of Domain Purity and Orientational Ordering in High Performance All-Polymer Solar Cells

Chemistry of Materials, 28(17), 6178–6185.

By: L. Ye, X. Jiao, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, H. Yao, S. Li, H. Ade, J. Hou

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Molecular Design of Benzodithiophene-Based Organic Photovoltaic Materials.

Chemical Reviews, 116(12), 7397–457.

By: H. Yao, L. Ye, H. Zhang, S. Li, S. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2016 journal article

New Polymer Donors for Polymer Solar Cells

POLYMER PHOTOVOLTAICS: MATERIALS, PHYSICS, AND DEVICE ENGINEERING.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

2D-Conjugated Benzodithiophene-Based Polymer Acceptor: Design, Synthesis, Nanomorphology, and Photovoltaic Performance

Macromolecules, 48(19), 7156–7163.

By: L. Ye, X. Jiao, H. Zhang, S. Li, H. Yao, H. Ade, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

A universal halogen-free solvent system for highly efficient polymer solar cells

Journal of Materials Chemistry a, 3(24), 12723–12729.

By: W. Zhao, L. Ye, S. Zhang, M. Sun & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

An Easily Accessible Cathode Buffer Layer for Achieving Multiple High Performance Polymer Photovoltaic Cells

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(49), 27322–27329.

By: W. Zhao, L. Ye, S. Zhang, H. Yao, M. Sun & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 chapter

Conjugated Polymer Photovoltaic Materials

In Organic Optoelectronic Materials (Vol. 91, pp. 195–239).

By: L. Ye, J. Hou & Y. Li

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Enhanced Efficiency in Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cell by Incorporating Fine-designed Donor and Acceptor Materials

Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(17), 9274–9280.

By: L. Ye, K. Sun, W. Jiang, S. Zhang, W. Zhao, H. Yao, Z. Wang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Enhanced efficiency of polymer photovoltaic cells via the incorporation of a water-soluble naphthalene diimide derivative as a cathode interlayer

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3(37), 9565–9571.

By: K. Zhao, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, H. Yao, B. Xu, M. Sun, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Polymers Based on Benzodithiophene and Quinoxaline with Deeper HOMO Levels

Macromolecules, 48(15), 5172–5178.

By: D. Liu, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, L. Ye, Z. Zheng, Y. Cui, Y. Chen, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Highly Efficient Tandem Polymer Solar Cells with a Photovoltaic Response in the Visible Light Range

Advanced Materials, 27(7), 1189–94.

By: Z. Zheng, S. Zhang, M. Zhang, K. Zhao, L. Ye, Y. Chen, B. Yang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Influence of the alkyl substitution position on photovoltaic properties of 2D-BDT-based conjugated polymers

Science China-Materials, 58(3), 213–222.

By: H. Yao, L. Ye, B. Fan, L. Huo & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Manipulating Aggregation and Molecular Orientation in All-Polymer Photovoltaic Cells.

Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 27(39), 6046–54.

By: L. Ye, X. Jiao, M. Zhou, S. Zhang, H. Yao, W. Zhao, A. Xia, H. Ade, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Molecular Design and Application of a Photovoltaic Polymer with Improved Optical Properties and Molecular Energy Levels

Macromolecules, 48(11), 3493–3499.

By: H. Yao, H. Zhang, L. Ye, W. Zhao, S. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Molecular design strategies for voltage modulation in highly efficient polymer solar cells

Polymer International, 64(8), 957–962.

By: H. Zhang, L. Ye & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Optimization of side chains in alkylthiothiophene-substituted benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b '] dithiophene-based photovoltaic polymers

Polymer Chemistry, 6(14), 2752–2760.

By: S. Zhang, M. Uddin, W. Zhao, L. Ye, H. Woo, D. Liu, B. Yang, H. Yao, Y. Cui, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Perovskite-polymer hybrid solar cells with near-infrared external quantum efficiency over 40%

Science China-Materials, 58(12), 953–960.

By: L. Ye, B. Fan, S. Zhang, S. Li, B. Yang, Y. Qin, H. Zhang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Realizing over 10% efficiency in polymer solar cell by device optimization

Science China-Chemistry, 58(2), 248–256.

By: S. Zhang, L. Ye, W. Zhao, B. Yang, Q. Wang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Realizing over 10% efficiency in polymer solar cell by device optimization

Science China Chemistry.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Toward efficient non-fullerene polymer solar cells: Selection of donor polymers

Organic Electronics, 17, 295–303.

By: L. Ye, W. Jiang, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, Y. Cui, Z. Wang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Toward efficient non-fullerene polymer solar cells: Selection of donor polymers

Organic Electronics.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Toward reliable and accurate evaluation of polymer solar cells based on low band gap polymers

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3(3), 564–569.

By: L. Ye, C. Zhou, H. Meng, H. Wu, C. Lin, H. Liao, S. Zhang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Bay-linked perylene bisimides as promising non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells

Chemical Communications, 50(8), 1024–1026.

By: W. Jiang, L. Ye, X. Li, C. Xiao, F. Tan, W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. Wang

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Binary additives synergistically boost the efficiency of all-polymer solar cells up to 3.45%

Energy & Environmental Science, 7(4), 1351–1356.

By: P. Cheng, L. Ye, X. Zhao, J. Hou, Y. Li & X. Zhan

Source: ORCID
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2014 journal article

Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance by Modulating Surface Composition in Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells Based on PBDTTT-C-T/PC71BM

Advanced Materials, 26(24), 4043–4049.

By: X. Guo, M. Zhang, W. Ma, L. Ye, S. Zhang, S. Liu, H. Ade, F. Huang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Highly Efficient 2D-Conjugated Benzodithiophene-Based Photovoltaic Polymer with Linear Alkylthio Side Chain

Chemistry of Materials, 26(12), 3603–3605.

By: L. Ye, S. Zhang, W. Zhao, H. Yao & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
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2014 journal article

Investigations of the Conjugated Polymers Based on Dithienogermole (DTG) Units for Photovoltaic Applications

Macromolecules, 47(16), 5558–5565.

By: Q. Wang, S. Zhang, L. Ye, Y. Cui, H. Fan & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Molecular Design toward Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Polymers Based on Two-Dimensional Conjugated Benzodithiophene

Accounts of Chemical Research, 47(5), 1595–1603.

By: L. Ye, S. Zhang, L. Huo, M. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
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2014 journal article

Photovoltaics: Quantification of Nano- and Mesoscale Phase Separation and Relation to Donor and Acceptor Quantum Efficiency, Jsc , and FF in Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cells (Adv. Mater. 25/2014).

Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 26(25), 4399.

By: W. Ma, J. Tumbleston, L. Ye, C. Wang, J. Hou & H. Ade

Source: ORCID
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2014 journal article

Quantification of Nano- and Mesoscale Phase Separation and Relation to Donor and Acceptor Quantum Efficiency, J(SC), and FF in Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cells

Advanced Materials, 26(25), 4234–4241.

By: W. Ma, J. Tumbleston, L. Ye, C. Wang, J. Hou & H. Ade

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Selecting a Donor Polymer for Realizing Favorable Morphology in Efficient Non-fullerene Acceptor-based Solar Cells

Small, 10(22), 4658–4663.

By: L. Ye, W. Jiang, W. Zhao, S. Zhang, D. Qian, Z. Wang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Side Chain Selection for Designing Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Polymers with 2D-Conjugated Structure

Macromolecules, 47(14), 4653–4659.

By: S. Zhang, L. Ye, W. Zhao, D. Liu, H. Yao & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2014 journal article

Ultrathin Polyaniline-based Buffer Layer for Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells with Wide Applicability

Scientific Reports, 4.

By: W. Zhao, L. Ye, S. Zhang, B. Fan, M. Sun & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

A Potential Perylene Diimide Dimer-Based Acceptor Material for Highly Efficient Solution-Processed Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells with 4.03% Efficiency

Advanced Materials, 25(40), 5791-+.

By: X. Zhang, Z. Lu, L. Ye, C. Zhan, J. Hou, S. Zhang, B. Jiang, Y. Zhao ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Application of Bis-PCBM in Polymer Solar Cells with Improved Voltage

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(48), 25360–25366.

By: L. Ye, S. Zhang, D. Qian, Q. Wang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Benzodifuran-alt-thienothiophene based low band gap copolymers: substituent effects on their molecular energy levels and photovoltaic properties

Polymer Chemistry, 4(10), 3047–3056.

By: L. Huo, Z. Li, X. Guo, Y. Wu, M. Zhang, L. Ye, S. Zhang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Competition between morphological attributes in the thermal annealing and additive processing of polymer solar cells

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(33), 5023–5030.

By: W. Ma, L. Ye, S. Zhang, J. Hou & H. Ade

Source: ORCID
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2013 journal article

Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance of Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-Based Polymers with Extended pi Conjugation

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(19), 9550–9557.

By: S. Zhang, L. Ye, Q. Wang, Z. Li, X. Guo, L. Huo, H. Fan, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Molecular Design toward Efficient Polymer Solar Cells with High Polymer Content

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(23), 8464–8467.

By: D. Qian, W. Ma, Z. Li, X. Guo, S. Zhang, L. Ye, H. Ade, Z. Tan, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Remove the Residual Additives toward Enhanced Efficiency with Higher Reproducibility in Polymer Solar Cells

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(29), 14920–14928.

By: L. Ye, Y. Jing, X. Guo, H. Sun, S. Zhang, M. Zhang, L. Huo, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2013 journal article

Subnanosecond charge photogeneration and recombination in polyfluorene copolymer-fullerene solar cell: Effects of electric field

Optics Express, 21(5), A241–A249.

Source: ORCID
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2013 journal article

Subnanosecond charge photogeneration and recombination in polyfluorene copolymerfullerene solar cell: Effects of electric field

Optics Express, 21(SUPPL.2).

By: W. Zhang, Y. Huang, Y. Xing, Y. Jing, L. Ye, L. Fu, X. Ai, J. Hou, J. Zhang

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2012 journal article

Application of Two-Dimensional Conjugated Benzo 1,2-b:4,5-b ' dithiophene in Quinoxaline-Based Photovoltaic Polymers

Macromolecules, 45(7), 3032–3038.

By: R. Duan, L. Ye, X. Guo, Y. Huang, P. Wang, S. Zhang, J. Zhang, L. Huo, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
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2012 journal article

Conjugated and Nonconjugated Substitution Effect on Photovoltaic Properties of Benzodifuran-Based Photovoltaic Polymers

Macromolecules, 45(17), 6923–6929.

By: L. Huo, L. Ye, Y. Wu, Z. Li, X. Guo, M. Zhang, S. Zhang, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2012 journal article

Design, Application, and Morphology Study of a New Photovoltaic Polymer with Strong Aggregation in Solution State

Macromolecules, 45(24), 9611–9617.

By: D. Qian, L. Ye, M. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Li, Y. Huang, X. Guo, S. Zhang, Z. Tan, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2012 journal article

From Binary to Ternary Solvent: Morphology Fine-tuning of D/A Blends in PDPP3T-based Polymer Solar Cells

Advanced Materials, 24(47), 6335–6341.

By: L. Ye, S. Zhang, W. Ma, B. Fan, X. Guo, Y. Huang, H. Ade, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2012 journal article

Molecular energy level modulation by changing the position of electron-donating side groups

Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(12), 5700–5705.

By: Y. Huang, M. Zhang, L. Ye, X. Guo, C. Han, Y. Li, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

Employment

2019 - present

Tianjin University Tianjin, Tianjin, CN
Professor Materials Science & Engineering

2018 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Research Assistant Professor Physics

2015 - 2018

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Postdoc Research Associate Physics

Education

2010 - 2015

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, Beijing, CN
Doctor of Science College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

2010 - 2015

Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, Beijing, CN
Doctor of Science Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Sciences