Persistent photoexcited conducting states in functionalized pentacene

J. S. Brooks, T. Tokumoto, E. S. Choi, D. Graf, N. Biskup, D. L. Eaton, J. E. Anthony, S. A. Odom

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The photoexcited states in single crystals of functionalized forms of penatcene were analyzed. It was observed that relaxation rate of such forms is thermally activated, which was determined from time-and temperature-dependent measurements of photoconductivity after illumination. The thermally stimulated current (TSC) was observed in dark current with an increasing temperature, after low-temperature illumination. The TSC behavior indicates that carrier associated with photoexcited states are thermally activated at low temperatures, with an energy less than both intrinsic band-gap and trap energy. The results show that TSC signal allows estimation of energies associated with excited states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3312-3318
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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