Photophysics of charge transfer in a polyfluorene/violanthrone blend

J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez, T. Virgili, G. Lanzani, S. Yeates, M. Ariu, J. Nelson, D. D.C. Bradley

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We present a study of the photophysical and photovoltaic properties of blends of violanthrone in poly[9,9 -bis(2-ethylhexyl)-fluorene-2,7-diyl] (PF 2/6). Photoluminescence quenching and photocurrent measurements show moderate efficiencies for charge generation, characteristic of such polymer/dye blends. Pump-probe measurements on blend films suggest that while ∼47% of the total exciton population dissociates within 4 ps of photoexcitation, only ∼32% subsequently results in the formation of dye anions. We attribute the discrepancy to the likely formation of complex species with long lifetimes, such as stabilized interface charge pairs or exciplexes. This conclusion is supported by the appearance of a long lifetime component of 2.4 ns in the dynamics of the phqtoinduced absorption signal associated to polarons in photoinduced absorption bands centered at 560 nm. ©2005 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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