Transient microwave conductivity studies of poly (3-alkyl thiophene)s and blends with PCBM

D. C. Coffey, N. Kopidakis, A. J. Ferguson, D. Laird, E. Sheina, G. Rumbles

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Using flash photolysis, transient microwave conductivity we report some preliminary results on two polythiophene derivatives and compare the results with the ubiquitous poly(3-hexylthiophene). The data provide an insight into the efficiency of exciton dissociation into free charge carriers; a result that is of importance to bulk heterojunction, photovoltaic solar cells that are a construct of a blend of polymers of this type with the soluble fullerene, [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, (PCBM).

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
EventLaser Science, LS 2010 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2010Oct 28 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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