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  • Thiophene vs Thiazole: Effect of  the π-Connector on the Properties of Phthalimide End-Capped Diketopyrrolopyrrole based Molecular Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaics, P. Josse, P. Chávez, C. Dindault, C. Dalinot, S.M. McAfee, S. Dabos-Seignon, D. Tondelier, G. Welch, P. Blanchard, N. Leclerc, C. Cabanetos, Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 137, 576-583.
  • Novel phenothiazine functionalized DPP derivatives prepared by direct heteroarylation for application in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, C. Maglione, A. Carella, R. Centore, P. Chávez, P. Lévêque, S. Fall, N. Leclerc, Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 141, 169-178
  • Rational Engineering of BODIPY-bridged-Trisindole derivatives for Solar Cell Applications, I. Bulut, Q. Huaulmé, A. Mirloup, P. Chávez, S. Fall, A. Hébraud, S. Méry, B. Heinrich, T. Heiser, P. Lévêque, N. Leclerc, ChemSusChem, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700465.


  • Tailoring the microstructure and charge transport of conjugated polymers by alkyl side chain engineering: from lamellar to helicoidal conformations, S. Fall, L. Biniek, Y. Odarchenko, D. V. Anokhin, G. de Tournadre, P. Lévêque, N. Leclerc, D. A. Ivanov, O. Simonetti, L. Giraudet, and T. Heiser, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4, 286-294.
  • Impact of backbone fluorination on π-conjugated polymers in organic photovoltaic devices: A Review, N. Leclerc*, P. Chávez, O. A. Ibraikulov, T. Heiser and P. Lévêque*, Polymers, 2016, 8, 11 (papier invité).
  • Incorporation of spirobifluorene regioisomers in electron-donating molecular systems for organic solar cells, I. Bulut, P. Chávez, S. Fall, S. Méry, B. Heinrich, J. Rault-Berthelot, C. Poriel*, P. Lévêque* and N. Leclerc*, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 25952-25959.

  • Thiazole-Based Scaffolding for High Performance Solar Cells, I. Bulut, P. Chavez, A. Mirloup, Q. Huaulmé, B. Heinrich, A. Hébraud, S. Méry, R. Ziessel, T. Heiser, P. Lévêque* and N. Leclerc*, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4, 4296-4303.

  • Synthesis, Optoelectronic properties and Photovoltaic Performances of Wide Band-Gap Copolymers Based on Dibenzosilole and Quinoxaline units, Rivals to P3HT, F. Caffy, N. Delbosc, P. Chávez, P. Lévêque, J. Faure-Vincent, J.-P. Travers, D. Djurado, J. Pecaut, B. Grevin, N. Lemaitre, N. Leclerc* and R. Demadrille*, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 4160–4175.

  • Controlling Charge Separation and Recombination by Chemical Design in Donor-Acceptor Dyads, L. Liu, P. Eisenbrandt, T. Roland, M. Polkehn, P.-O. Schwartz, K. Bruchlos, B. Omiecienski, S. Ludwigs, N. Leclerc, E. Zaborova, S. Méry, I. Burghardt and S. Haacke, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 18536-18548.

  • High resolution NC-AFM and KPFM investigations of self-assembled photovoltaic donor acceptor dyads, B. Grévin, P.-O. Schwartz, L. Biniek, M. Brinkmann, N. Leclerc, E. Zaborova and S. Méry, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2016, 7, 799–808.

  • Disentangling energetic and charge-carrier dynamic influences on the open-circuit voltage in bulk-heterojunction solar-cells, A. Chelouche, G. Magnifouet, A. Al Ahmad, N. Leclerc, T. Heiser, and P. Lévêque, Journal of Applied Physics, 2016, 120, 225501.


  • Zipper-like molecular packing of donor-acceptor conjugated co-oligomers based on perylenediimide, L. Biniek, P.-O. Schwartz, E. Zaborova, B. Heinrich, N. Leclerc, S. Méry and M. Brinkmann, Journal of Materials Chemistry C2015, 3, 3342.
  • Magnetoconductance anisotropy of a polymer thin film at the onset of metallicity, S. Zanettini, J.-F. Dayen, C. Etrillard, N. Leclerc, M. V. Kamalakar and B. Doudin, Applied Physics Letters2015, 106, 063303.
  • LUMO’s modulation by electron withdrawing unit modification in amorphous TAT dumbbell-shaped molecules, I. Bulut, P. Lévêque, B. Heinrich, T. Heiser, R. Bechara, N. Zimmermann, S. Méry, R. Ziessel and N. Leclerc, Journal of Materials Chemistry A2015, 3, 6620.
  • Pyridal[2,1,3]thiadiazole versus benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole as an acceptor unit in a low-band gap copolymer for photovoltaic applications, O. A. Ibraikulov, R. Bechara, P. Chavez, I. Bulut, D. Tastanbekov, N. Leclerc, A. Hebraud, B. Heinrich, S. Berson, N. Lemaitre, C.L. Chochos, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, Organic Electronics, 2015, 23, 171-178.
  • Thienyl-BOPHY Dyes as Promising Templates for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, A. Mirloup, Q. Huaulmé, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, P. Retailleau and R. Ziessel*, Chem. Commun.2015, 51, 14742-14745.
  • High conductivity organic thin films for spintronics: the interface resistance bottleneck, S. Zanettini, G. Chaumy, P. Chavez, N. Leclerc, C. Etrillard, B. Lecomte,1 F. Chevrier,1 J.-F. Dayen and B. Doudin, J. Phys. Condensed Matter2015, 27, 462001.


  • P. Chávez, C. Ngov, P.D. Frémont, P. Lévêque, N. Leclerc, "Synthesis by direct arylation of thiazole-derivatives: Regioisomer configurations-optical properties relationship investigation", Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 79, pp. 10179-10188, 2014.
  • L. Biniek, S. Pouget, D. Djurado, E. Gonthier, K. Tremel, N. Kayunkid, E. Zaborova, N. Crespo-monteiro, O. Boyron, N. Leclerc, S. Ludwigs, M. Brinkmann, "High-temperature rubbing: a versatile method to align π-conjugated polymers without alignment substrate", Macromolecules, vol. 47, pp. 3871-3879, 2014.
  • A. Mirloup, N. Leclerc, T. Bura, S. Rihn, R. Bechara, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser and R. Ziessel, "Deep-purple-grey Thiophene-benzothiadiazole-thiophene BODIPY Dye for Solution-processed Solar Cells", New Journal of Chemistry, vol. 38, pp. 3644-3653, 2014.
  • P.O. Schwartz, L. Biniek, E. Zaborova, B. Heinrich, M. Brinkmann, N. Leclerc and S. Méry, "Perylenediimide-based donor-acceptor co-oligomers: impact of molecular architecture on self-assembling properties", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, 5981-5992, 2014.
  • C. Qin, A. Mirloup, N. Leclerc, A. Islam, A. El-Shafei, L. Han and R. Ziessel, "Molecular Engineering of New Thienyl-Bodipy Dyes for Highly Efficient Panchromatic Sensitized Solar Cells", Adv. Energy Mater., vol. 4 (11), 1400085, 2014.


  • V. Gernigon, P. Lévêque, R. Richard, N. Leclerc, C. Brochon, C. Braun, S. Ludwigs, D. Anokhin, D. Ivanov, G. Hadziioannou, T. Heiser, "Microstructure and optoelectronic properties of P3HT-b-P4VP/PCBM blends: impact of PCBM on the copolymer self-assembly", Macromolecules, vol. 46, pp. 8824-8831, 2013.
  • Elena Zaborova, Patricia Chavez, Rony Bechara, Patrick Lévêque, Thomas Heiser, Stéphane Méry and Nicolas Leclerc, "Thiazole as a weak electron-donor unit to lower the frontier orbital energy levels of donor–acceptor alternating conjugated materials", Chemical Communication, 49, 9938-9940, 2013.
  • T. Bura, N. Leclerc, R. Bechara, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser and R. Ziessel, "Triazatruxene-diketopyrrolopyrrole Dumbell-shaped molecules as Photoactive Electron Donor for High-Efficiency Solution Processed Organic Solar Cells" Adv. Energy Mater., 3, 1118-1124, 2013.
  • L. Biniek, N. Leclerc, R. Bechara, T. Heiser et M. Brinkmann, "Large scale alignment and charge transport anisotropy of pBTTT films oriented by high temperature rubbing", Macromolecules46, pp. 4014-4023, 2013.
  • P-O Schwartz, E. Zaborova, R. Bechara, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, S. Méry and N. Leclerc, "Influence of the donor and acceptor units position in the photovoltaic performance of solution-processable small molecules",  New Journal of Chemistry, 37, pp. 2317-2323, 2013.
  • A. Knauer, A. Csáki, W. Fritzsche, C. A. Serra, N. Leclerc, J. M. Köhler, "Micro continuous flow-through synthesis of triangular silver nanoprisms and their incorporation in complexly composed polymer microparticles" Chemical Engineering Journal, 227, pp. 191-197, 2013.


  • L. Biniek,S. Fall, C. L. Chochos,N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, "Optimization of the side-chain density to improve the charge transport and photovoltaic performances of a low band gap copolymer",  Organic Electronics, 2012, 13, 114-120.
  • L. Biniek,C. L. Chochos,N. Leclerc, O. Boyron, S. Fall, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, "3,6-dialkylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene moiety as a soluble and electron donating unit preserving the coplanarity of photovoltaic low band-gap copolymers", Journal of Polymer Science Part A, Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 50, 9, 1861-1868.
  • S. Fall, L. Biniek, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, "Ambipolar charge transport in polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunctions for different polymer side-chains", Applied Physics letters, 2012, 101, 123301.
  • T. Bura,N. Leclerc, S. Fall, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, P. Retailleau, S. Rihn, A. Mirloup and R. Ziessel, "High Performance Solution-processed Solar Cells and Ambipolar behavior in OFETs with Thienyl-BODIPY Scaffoldings",  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 17404-17407.


  • V. Gernigon, P. Lévêque, C. Brochon, J.-N. Audinot, N. Leclerc, R. Bechara, F. Richard, T. Heiser and G. Hadziioannou, Fullerene grafted block copolymer used as compatibilizer in P3HT/PCBM bulk heterojunction: morphology and photovoltaic performances, The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics, 56 (2011), 34107.
  • L. Biniek, I. Bulut, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser and N. Leclerc, Thiadiazole fused indolo[2,3-a]carbazoles as new building blocks for optoelectronic applications, Tetrahedron Letters, 52 (2011) 1811-1814.


  • L. Biniek,S. Fall, C. L. Chochos,D. V. Anokhin, D. A. Ivanov, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, Impact of the Alkyl Side Chains on the Optoelectronic Properties of a Series of Photovoltaic Low-Band-Gap Copolymers, Macromolecules, 43(23) (2010) 9779-9786.
  • J.-N. Audinot, P. Lévêque, R. Bechara, N. Leclerc, J. Guillot, H.-N. Migeon, G. Hadziioannou and T. Heiser, Characterization of P3HT/PCBM bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices using advanced secondary ion mass spectrometry techniques, Surface and Interface Analysis, 42 (2010) 1010-1013.
  • L. Biniek, C. L. Chochos, G. Hadziioannou, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque and T. Heiser, Electronic Properties and Photovoltaic Performances of a Series of Oligothiophene Copolymers Incorporating both Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene and 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole Moieties, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31  (2010) 651-656.
  • N. Sary, F. Richard, C. Brochon, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, J.-N. Audinot, S. Berson, T. Heiser, G. Hadziioannou and R. Mezzenga, A New Supramolecular Route for Use of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers in Photovoltaic Applications, Advanced Materials, 22 (2010), 763-768.


  • L. Biniek, C. L. Chochos, N. Leclerc, G. Hadziioannou,J. K. Kallitsis,R. Bechara,P. Lévêqueand T. HeiserA [3,2-b]thienothiophene-alt-benzothiadiazole copolymer for photovoltaic applications : design, synthesis, material characterization and device performances, Journal of Material Chemistry, 19 (2009) 4946-4951.
  • C. L. Chochos, E. Ismailova, C. Brochon, N. Leclerc, R. Tiron, C. Sourd, P. Bandelier, J. Foucher, H. Ridaoui, A. Dirani, O. Soppera, D. Perret, C. Brault, C. A. Serra and G. Hadziioannou, Hyperbranched Polymers for Photolithographic Applications – Towards Understanding the Relationship between Chemical Structure of Polymer Resin and Lithographic Performances, Advanced Materials, 21 (2009) 1121-1125.


  • F. Richard, C. Brochon, N. Leclerc, D. Eckhardt, T. Heiser and G. Hadziioannou, Design of a Linear Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/Fullerene-Based Donor-Acceptor Rod-Coil Block Copolymer, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 29 (2008), 885-891.
  • R. Bechara, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, F. Richard, T. Heiser and G. Hadziioannou, Efficiency enhancement of polymer photovoltaic devices using thieno-thiophene based copolymers as nucleating agents for polythiophene crystallization, Applied Physics Letters, 93 (2008), 013306.