Fast photoresponse of functionalized pentacene and anthradithiophene thin films

Jonathan Day, Oksana Ostroverkhova, John Anthony

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Abstract

We present photoconductivity of high-performance functionalized pentacene and anthradithiophene thin films on time scales from picoseconds to many seconds after photoexcitation. The polycrystalline thin films were deposited from solution on glass substrates with patterned interdigitated aluminum electrodes. In studies of fast transient photoconductivity, the samples were excited with laser pulses of ̃100 fs duration at a wavelength of 400 nm, and the photocurrent due to transport of photoexcited charge carriers was monitored using 50 GHz digital sampling oscilloscope. The photoconductivity at longer (milliseconds through seconds) time scales was investigated using continuous wave (cw) illumination and a source-delay- measure unit. Both experiments were performed under conditions of varied electric field strength, fluence and temperature. In all samples, we observed fast charge carrier photogeneration (<30 ps, limited by time resolution of our setup) followed by decay of the photocurrent over the period of 5-50 ns, depending on the material, due to charge trapping and recombination, linear dependence of the peak photoconductivity on the fluence and super-linear dependence of the peak photocurrent on the applied electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings - Organic Thin-Film Electronics- Materials, Processes, and Applications
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventOrganic Thin-Film Electronics- Materials, Processes, and Applications - 2007 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2007Apr 13 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1003
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Conference

ConferenceOrganic Thin-Film Electronics- Materials, Processes, and Applications - 2007 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/9/074/13/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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