Photoinduced absorption of polyalkylthienylenevinylenes

C. Botta, D. D.C. Bradley, R. H. Friend, A. Musco

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We present a photoinduced absorption study of alkyl substituted poly(2,5-thienylenevinylene)s. Three photoinduced states are detected in both the solid state and in solution. The two low-energy bands are assigned to bipolarons, while a third band peaked near the band edge has a different origin. In solution photoexcitated states are very long-lived and we propose that photoexcitations recombine via a solvent-assisted photo-doping mechanism. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 1993
Externally publishedYes

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