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 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 professor in the school of materials science and engineering of Tianjin University. He was 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 100 research papers and 3 book chapters, with citations of 10000+ (web of science) and an H-index of 50. He serves as an independent referee for several peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications; Advanced Materials; Joule; Angew Chem; 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 (120)

2020 journal article

2D covalent organic framework thin films via interfacial self-polycondensation of an A2B2 type monomer

Chemical Communications.

By: B. Zhang, X. Song, Y. Li, Y. Li, Z. Peng, L. Ye, L. Chen

Source: ORCID
Added: March 5, 2020

2020 journal article

3,4-Dicyanothiophene-a Versatile Building Block for Efficient Nonfullerene Polymer Solar Cells

ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 10(12).

By: B. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Zhou, Z. Wang, H. Tang, S. Xie, Z. Xie, L. Hu ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 20, 2020

2020 journal article

A 3D nonfullerene electron acceptor with a 9,9 ' -bicarbazole backbone for high -efficiency organic solar cells

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, 84.

By: C. Jiang, X. Huang, B. Sun, Y. Li, M. Gao, L. Ye, H. Ade, S. Forrest, J. Fan

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2020

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

Efficient Organic Ternary Solar Cells Employing Narrow Band Gap Diketopyrrolopyrrole Polymers and Nonfullerene Acceptors

Chemistry of Materials, 32(17), 7309–7317.

By: L. Pan, T. Liu, J. Wang, L. Ye, Z. Luo, R. Ma, S. Pang, Y. Chen ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 19, 2020

2020 journal article

Enhanced efficiency in nonfullerene organic solar cells by tuning molecular order and domain characteristics

Nano Energy, 77, 105310.

By: L. Ye, Y. Xiong, M. Zhang, X. Guo, H. Guan, Y. Zou, H. Ade

Source: ORCID
Added: August 27, 2020

2020 journal article

Impact of Molecular Weight on the Mechanical and Electrical Properties of a High-Mobility Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Conjugated Polymer

Macromolecules, 5.

By: D. Pei, Z. Wang, Z. Peng, J. Zhang, Y. Deng, Y. Han, L. Ye, Y. Geng

Source: ORCID
Added: May 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Molecular design of a non-fullerene acceptor enables a P3HT-based organic solar cell with 9.46% efficiency

Energy & Environmental Science.

By: C. Yang, S. Zhang, J. Ren, M. Gao, P. Bi, L. Ye, J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: August 6, 2020

2020 journal article

Novel Bimodal Silver Nanowire Network as Top Electrodes for Reproducible and High‐Efficiency Semitransparent Organic Photovoltaics

Solar RRL, 8, 2000328.

By: Y. Xiong, R. Booth, T. Kim, L. Ye, Y. Liu, Q. Dong, M. Zhang, F. So ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 8, 2020

2020 journal article

PBDB-T and its derivatives: A family of polymer donors enables over 17% efficiency in organic photovoltaics

Materials Today, 35, 115–130.

By: Z. Zheng, H. Yao, L. Ye, Y. Xu, S. Zhang & J. Hou

Source: ORCID
Added: December 20, 2019

2020 journal article

Reduced Energy Loss in Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells with Isomeric Donor Polymers Containing Thiazole π-Spacers

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12.

By: L. Zhang, W. Deng, B. Wu, L. Ye, X. Sun, Z. Wang, K. Gao, H. Wu ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 20, 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

2020 journal article

Tuning the Hybridization of Local Exciton and Charge‐Transfer States in Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59(23), 9004–9010.

By: Y. Xu, H. Yao, L. Ma, L. Hong, J. Li, Q. Liao, Y. Zu, J. Wang ...

Source: ORCID
Added: May 26, 2020

2020 journal article

Tuning the Hybridization of Local Exciton and Charge‐Transfer States in Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Angewandte Chemie, 132(23), 9089–9095.

By: Y. Xu, H. Yao, L. Ma, L. Hong, J. Li, Q. Liao, Y. Zu, J. Wang ...

Source: ORCID
Added: May 26, 2020

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

Alkyl Chain Tuning of Small Molecule Acceptors for Efficient Organic Solar Cells

JOULE, 3(12), 3020–3033.

By: K. Jiang, Q. Wei, J. Lai, Z. Peng, H. Kim, J. Yuan, L. Ye, H. Ade, Y. Zou, H. Yan

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 6, 2020

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

In RSC Polymer Chemistry Series (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), 7397–7457.

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
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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
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2015 journal article

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

Advanced Materials, 27(7), 1189–1194.

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

Source: ORCID
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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
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2015 journal article

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

Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 27(39), 6046–6054.

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

Source: ORCID
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2015 journal article

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

Science China Chemistry.

Source: ORCID
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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