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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Tönu Pullerits

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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Conformational Disorder and Energy Migration in MEH-PPV with Partially Broken Conjugation.

Author

  • Mette Grage
  • P W Wood
  • A Ruseckas
  • Tönu Pullerits
  • W Mitchell
  • P L Burn
  • I D W Samuel
  • Villy Sundström

Summary, in English

In order to obtain a better understanding of the role of conformational disorder in the photophysics of conjugated polymers the ultrafast transient absorption anisotropy of partially deconjugated MEH-PPV has been measured. These data have been compared to the corresponding kinetics of Monte Carlo–simulated polymer chains, and estimates of the energy hopping time and energy migration distances for the polymers have been obtained. We find that the energy migration in the investigated MEH-PPV is approximately 3 times faster than in previously studied polythiophenes. We attribute this to a more disordered chain conformation in MEH-PPV. ©2003 American Institute of Physics.

Department/s

  • Chemical Physics

Publishing year

2003

Language

English

Pages

7644-7650

Publication/Series

Journal of Chemical Physics

Volume

118

Issue

16

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0021-9606