20 August 2009 Optical and electronic properties of functionalized pentacene and anthradithiophene derivatives
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The optical, fluorescent, and photoconductive properties of solution-processable functionalized pentacene and anthradithiophene (ADT) derivatives are presented. Considerable fluorescence quantum yields of - 70-75% and ~ 40-50% were observed in several ADT derivatives in toluene solutions and in thin films, respectively. Using conventional wide-field fluorescence microscopy, ADT derivatives were successfully imaged in the polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) matrix on a single molecule level, at 532 nm at room temperature. All films exhibited fast charge carrier photogeneration upon 100 fs 400 nm excitation and power-law decay dynamics of the transient photocurrent over many orders of magnitude in time. In solution-deposited ADT thin films, effective charge carrier mobilities calculated from the space-charge-limited currents reached ~ 0.1 cm2/Vs. In the same films, bulk photoconductive gains of up to 130 were observed at 532 nm continuous wave (cw) excitation with light intensity of 0.58 mW/cm2 at the applied electric field of 4 × 104 V/cm. Effects of metal-organic interfaces on the dark current and transient and cw photocurrent are also discussed.
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Oksana Ostroverkhova, Oksana Ostroverkhova, Andrew D. Platt, Andrew D. Platt, Whitney E. B. Shepherd, Whitney E. B. Shepherd, Jonathan Day, Jonathan Day, John E. Anthony, John E. Anthony, } "Optical and electronic properties of functionalized pentacene and anthradithiophene derivatives", Proc. SPIE 7413, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX, 74130A (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829206; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.829206
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