Probing charge transport in π-stacked fluorene-based systems

Veaceslav Coropceanu*, Tamaki Nakano, Nadine E. Gruhn, Ohyun Kwon, Tohru Yade, Ken Ichi Katsukawa, Jean Luc Brédas

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The molecular parameters governing charge transport along a π-stacked fluorene chain in poly(dibenzofulvene) are studied by a joint experimental and theoretical approach involving high-resolution gas-phase photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum-mechanical methods. We specifically investigate the electronic couplings between fluorene moieties as well as the intramolecular reorganization energies, for both holes and electrons. Our results indicate that a π-stacked fluorene chain favors hole transport over electron transport. The values for electronic couplings and reorganization energies estimated here are compared with those derived recently for pentacene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9482-9487
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 18 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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