Electroabsorption and electrophotoluminescence of poly(2,3-diphenyl-5- hexyl-p-phenylene vinylene)

Mohan Singh Mehata, Chain-Shu Hsu, Yuan-Pern Lee, Nobuhiro Ohta*

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Electric-field-induced changes of the absorption, photoluminescence, and photoluminescence excitation spectra and the photoluminescence decay profile have been measured for poly(2,3-diphenyl-5-hexyl-p-phenylene vinylene). The magnitudes of the change of electric dipole moment and molecular polarizability of this compound have been determined for excitation into the first excited state having a strong absorption, and a large charge-separated character, which is relevant for photovoltaic devices, is confirmed. The photoluminescence of this compound is quenched by application of an electric field, and the quenching efficiency increases with decreasing excitation wavelength. Field-assisted dissociation is considered to occur from the photoexcited Franck-Condon state, resulting in the field-induced decrease in the population of the emitting state, which induces the quenching of photoluminescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14789-14795
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number28
StatePublished - 19 Jul 2012

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