6 February 2004 Tuning of the photoinduced charge transfer process in donor-acceptor double-cable copolymers
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The covalent linking of acceptor molecules to electron donating conjugated polymer is an approach for the development of new photoactive materials for the fabrication of organic photoelectric conversion devices. With this strategy we have designed a polyalkylthiophene copolymer series containing in the side chain anthraquinone molecules as electron acceptor. The peculiar features of the copolymers are the good processability and the ease in tailoring the content of acceptor moieties. Their potential use as photoactive materials is investigated in terms of the photoinduced charge transfer properties, studied by FTIR photoinduced absorption and Light Induced Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopies. The results indicate the photoinduced electron transfer from the polythiophene backbone to the anthraquinone substituents and its tunability by changing the content of acceptor molecules. The photovoltaic response of these polymers is also discussed.
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Silvia Luzzati, Attila Mozer, Patrick Denk, Markus C. Scharber, Marinella Catellani, Natalia O. Lupsac, Francesco Giacalone, Jose Luis Segura, Nazario Martin, Helmut Neugebauer, Niyazi S. Sariciftci, "Tuning of the photoinduced charge transfer process in donor-acceptor double-cable copolymers", Proc. SPIE 5215, Organic Photovoltaics IV, (6 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.503913; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.503913

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