Luminescence efficiency and time dependence in a high electron affinity conjugated polymer

I. D.W. Samuel, G. Rumbles, C. J. Collison, B. Crystall, S. C. Moratti, A. B. Holmes

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We report measurements of the efficiency and time dependence of photoluminescence in a high electron affinity cyano-substituted derivative of poly (p-phenylenevinylene). In solution the photoluminescence quantum yield is 0.52 ± 0.05, and the luminescence lifetime is 0.9 ± 0.1 ns. In solid films the luminescence quantum yield is 0.35 ± 0.03 and the luminescence lifetime, of 5.6 ± 0.2 ns, is much longer. These results strongly suggest that the emission from the film is from an inter-chain excitation, and that inter-molecular interactions are an important factor to consider in the design of highly luminescent conjugated polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996


  • Electron affinity
  • Luminescence
  • Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)
  • Time dependence

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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