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Dynamics of Photoexcited Carriers in Pristine Oxygen-Free C60 Films: Study of the Time-Resolved Transient Photoconductivity

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Authors
Lee, Changhee; Yu, G.; Moses, D.; Srdanov, V. I.
Issue Date
1995
Publisher
Elsevier
Citation
Synth. Met.70 (1995) 1413
Abstract
We study the dynamics of photoexcited carriers in pristine oxygen-free C60 films using the measurement of the transient photoconductivity (PC). The nonexponential relaxation of photocarriers in oxygen-free C60 can be described by the multiple trapping model. The carrier recombination kinetics is characteristic of bimolecular recombination at high temperature. As the thermally-activated long-lived PC component freezes out at the low temperature regime, a monomolecular recombination prevails and the carrier relaxation approaches an exponential decay. The peak transient PC exhibits a local maximum at T ≈ 240 K, near a first-order structural phase transition temperature, indicating that evaporated film of oxygen-free C60 contains regions of structurally ordered C60. The disorder in a pristine C60 film is manifested by the existence of a large, thermally-activated, long-lived PC component.
ISSN
0379-6779
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/13730
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/0379-6779(94)02901-A
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