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2008-10-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 12 page(s)

Kim J.S., Lu L., Sreearunothai P., Seeley A., Yim K.H., Petroezza A., Murphy C.E., Beljonne David , Cornil Jérôme , Friend R.H., "Optoelectronic and Charge Transport Properties at Organic/Organic Semiconductor Interfaces : Comparison between Polyfluorene-Based Polymer Blend and Copolymer" in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 39, 13120-13131

  • Edition : American Chemical Society, Washington (DC)
  • Codes CREF : Chimie des surfaces et des interfaces (DI1327), Physique de l'état solide (DI1261), Chimie quantique (DI1321)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie des matériaux nouveaux (S817)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)
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(Anglais) We report detailed studies of optoelectronic and charge transport properties at the organic-organic semiconductor interfaces formed between polymer chains (interchain) and within a polymer chain (intrachain). These interfaces are fabricated using poly(9,9-di-n-octylfluorene-alt-N-(4-butylphenyl)diphenylamine) (TFB [f8-tfb]) (electron-donor) and poly(9,9-di-n-octylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) (F8BT [f8-bt]) (electron-acceptor) conjugated polymers, by blending them together or by covalently attaching them via a main polymer backbone (copolymer). For optoelectronic properties, when a bulky and twisted tfb molecule is incorporated into a rigid F8BT conjugated backbone, it disturbs the conjugation of F8BT polymer, leading to a blue-shift in the lowest absorption transition. However, by acting as an effective electron donor, it assists the formation of an intrachain singlet exciton that has a strong charge-transfer character, leading to a red-shifted and longer-lived emission than that of F8BT. An extremely efficient and fast energy transfer from tfb donor to bt acceptor is observed in the copolymer (<1 ps) compared to transfer from TFB to F8BT in the blend (tens of ps). This efficient energy transfer in the copolymer is found to be associated with its low fluorescence efficiency (40-45% vs 60-65% for blend) because of the migration of radiative singlet excitons to low-energy states such as triplet and exciplex states that are nonemissive or weakly emissive. The presence of molecular-scale tfb-f8-bt interfaces in the copolymer, however, does not hinder an efficient transport of charge carriers at high drive voltages. Instead, it provides a better balance of charge carriers inside the device, which leads to slower decay of the device efficiency and thus more stable light-emitting diodes with increasing voltage than the blend devices. These distinctive optoelectronic and charge transport properties observed at different organic-organic semiconductor interfaces will provide useful input for the design rules of conjugated polymers required for improved molecular electronics.

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  • (Anglais) Publié en ligne le 4 septembre 2008
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  • DOI : 10.1021/ja803766j