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Fast Transient "Photoconductivity" in Semiconducting Polymers: Free Carrier Photocurrent or Displacement Current Generated by Electric-Field-Induced Polarization of Bound Excitons?

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Authors
Moses, D.; Cormoretto, D.; Lee, Changhee; Heeger, A. J.
Issue Date
1997
Publisher
Elsevier
Citation
Synth. Met.84 (1997) 559
Keywords
photoconductivitypolarizability
Abstract
We have re-examined the displacement current interpretation of the fast transient photocurrent in semiconducting polymers. We find that our earlier calculation was in error by a factor of 4π (arising from incorrectly converting from MKS units). We re-evaluate the displacement current contribution using the earlier data obtained from spin-cast PPV and data from tensile drawn samples of PPV. The drawn and oriented PPV yields a fast transient photocurrent that is three orders of magnitude larger than that obtained from spin-cast films (when normalized to the same incident photon flux and to the same applied electric field). For the best samples, analysis of the data in terms of a displacement current from bound excitons would require an exciton polarizability, (αexc > 107 Å3, far too large to arise from bound excitons. For comparison, we summarize the data available from other conjugated polymers as well
ISSN
0379-6779
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/13724
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0379-6779(97)80859-4
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