We report Förster resonant energy transfer (FRET) with a Förster radius R0 of 4.8 nm and exciplex formation in composites containing two functionalized anthradithiophene (ADT) derivatives, ADT-TES-F (donor, D) and ADT-TIPS-CN (acceptor, A) depending on the D-A distance. In composites containing bulk D/A heterojunctions, exciplex photoluminescence (PL) emission peaked at ∼668 nm dominated the PL spectra. The exciplex contributed to charge carrier photogeneration on nanosecond time scales in composites, in contrast to sub-500 ps carrier photogeneration observed in ADT-TES-F pristine films. Finally, significantly slower charge carrier recombination was obtained in composites, as compared to that of pristine ADT-TES-F films, due to electron trapping at the ADT-TIPS-CN enabling the hole to propagate in the ADT-TES-F host.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|State||Published - Mar 3 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry