Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1349-6336
Print ISSN : 0914-9244
ISSN-L : 0914-9244
Time-Resolved EPR Study on Photoinduced Charge-Transfer Trap State in Thiophene-Thiazolothiazole Copolymer Film
Yuta YamamotoTakumi AkoTakashi TachikawaItaru OsakaYasuhiro Kobori
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2017 Volume 30 Issue 5 Pages 551-555

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To shed a light on fundamental optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymer films applicable to the organic photovoltaics (OPV), field-effect transistors (FET) and light-emitting diodes (LED), we have characterized interspin separation and exchange coupling of interchain charge-transfer (CT) states in a pristine film of thiophene-thiazolothiazole copolymer by using the time-resolved EPR method. It has been indicated that the CT state is generated at the disordered regions of the polymer films as deep trap sites via the singlet-exciton diffusion in polymer amorphous phase. These characteristics of the trapped charges may limit the device performances in the OPV, FET and LED applications and thus are informative for the device developments.

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