Electronic structure and optical response of electroluminescent conjugated polymers

J. L. Bredas*, J. Cornil, D. Beljonne, D. A. Dos Santos, Z. Shuai, R. Silbey

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In this contribution, we investigate by means of correlated quantum-chemical calculations the influence of intermolecular interactions on the absorption and emission properties of conjugated chains. Various strategies are suggested to avoid a substantial decrease in fluorescence quantum yield in condensed media. Finally, the reliability of our theoretical approach is validated by showing the remarkable agreement obtained between the experimental data and the calculated optical properties of clusters formed by sexithienyl molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-304
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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