Excitations and optical properties of phenylene based polymers

N. Kirova, S. Brazovskii, A. R. Bishop, D. McBranch, V. Klimov

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A complex picture of phenylene-based polymers is developed which unifies features of band and molecular exciton models. It incorporates major experimental finding in direct and photoinduced optical absorption, stimulated photoemission and photoconductivity. We give new assignments for the most disputed features and identify new ones as edge states. We confirm a low binding energy for the principle emitting exciton and show that it dominates also in the fundamental absorption. Contradictions in the current modeling state-of-art are displayed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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