We report on the effect of various guest molecules added to a functionalized anthradithiophene (ADT) host on photoexcited charge carrier dynamics in solution-deposited thin films, from ∼100 ps to >100 μs after photoexcitation with 100 fs laser pulses. An addition of 2 and 5 wt % of C60 to a fluorinated ADT derivative, ADT-TES-F, resulted in transient photocurrent amplitude enhancement by a factor of ∼3 and 10, respectively. In contrast, an addition of 10 wt % of another ADT derivative, ADT-TIPS-CN, or a functionalized pentacene derivative (TIPS pentacene) to ADT-TES-F led to a decrease in the amplitude by a factor of ∼3-4 and dramatically different photocurrent dynamics.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 2009|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Professor Y.-S. Lee and J. Tomaino for technical assistance. This work was supported in part by the Petroleum Research Fund, ONR (directly and via ONAMI Nanometrology and Nanoelectronics Initiative Grant No. N00014-07-1-0457), and NSF via CAREER program (Contract No. DMR-0748671).
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)