Hole-vibration coupling of the highest occupied state in pentacene thin films
2005 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, Vol. 72, no 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The hole-vibration coupling of the highest occupied state in pentacene thin films on graphite is studied by high-resolution ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. Vibration satellites in the film show a take-off-angle dependence, indicating that the Franck-Condon principle is not strictly satisfied in this system. They are more intense than in the gas phase and the vibrational energy in the film is slightly lower than that in the gas phase. This demonstrates that the reorganization energy in pentacene thin films is slightly larger than that estimated from the photoelectron spectrum of free pentacene molecules. Furthermore, it is pointed out that the electron hopping in the low-temperature film may occur in the femtosecond scale before the electronic polarization of the surrounding medium is completed. © 2005 The American Physical Society.
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2005. Vol. 72, no 15
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50404DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.153412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50404DiVA: diva2:271300