Transition fields in organic materials: From percolation to inverted Marcus regime. A consistent Monte Carlo simulation in disordered PPV
2015 (English)In: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 142, no 9, 094503- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, we analyze the electric field dependence of the hole mobility in disordered poly (p-phenylene vinylene). The charge carrier mobility is obtained from Monte Carlo simulations. Depending on the field strength three regions can be identified: the percolation region, the correlation region, and the inverted region. Each region is characterized by a different conduction mechanism and thus a different functional dependence of the mobility on the electric field. Earlier studies have highlighted that Poole-Frenkel law, which appears in the correlation region, is based on the type of correlation caused by randomly distributed electric dipoles. This behavior is thus observed in a limited range of field strengths, and by studying a broader range of electric fields, a more fundamental understanding of the transport mechanism is obtained. We identify the electric fields determining the transitions between the different conduction mechanisms in the material and we explain their physical origin. In principle, this allows us to characterize the mobility field dependence for any organic material. Additionally, we study the charge carrier trapping mechanisms due to diagonal and off-diagonal disorder, respectively. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
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American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015. Vol. 142, no 9, 094503- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117234DOI: 10.1063/1.4913733ISI: 000350973900041PubMedID: 25747090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117234DiVA: diva2:807099
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council (VR); MATTER Network; SERC (Swedish e-Science Research Center)2015-04-222015-04-212015-12-01