Controlling inter-chain and intra-chain excitations of a poly(thiophene) derivative in thin films
1999 (English)In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 304, no 1-2, 84-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The decay of photoexcitations in polythiophene chains has been studied in solid solutions of the polymer from room temperature to 4 K. A strong blue shift of the emission spectrum is observed in the polymer blend, as compared to the homopolymer. Dispersion of the polythiophene suppresses the non-radiative processes, which are suggested to be correlated to close contacts of polymer chains. Quantum chemistry modeling of the excited state distributed on two chains corroborate this conclusion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 1999. Vol. 304, no 1-2, 84-90 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74869DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(99)00261-4ISI: 000079956000014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74869DiVA: diva2:496802