Magnetic field effect on fluorescence in a mixture of N-ethylcarbazole and dimethyl terephthalate in a polymer film in the presence of electric fields

Kamlesh Awasthi, Miwako Mizoguchi, Toshifumi Iimori, Takakazu Nakabayashi, Nobuhiro Ohta*

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Abstract

Magnetic field effects on the fluorescence spectrum and on the electrofluorescence spectrum (plots of the electric field-induced change in fluorescence intensity as a function of wavelength) have been examined in electron donor and acceptor pairs of N-ethylcarbazole (ECZ) and dimethyl terephthalate (DMTP) in polymer films at different ratios of donor/acceptor concentration. In the mixture having a high concentration of ECZ, electric field-induced quenching of the exciplex fluorescence originating from the photoinduced electron transfer becomes less efficient in the presence of a magnetic field. In the mixture having a low concentration of ECZ, on the other hand, no magnetic field effect was observed in the electrofluorescence spectrum, indicating that the hole carrier plays an important role in synergy effects of magnetic and electric field effects on exciplex fluorescence. In the absence of the applied electric field, the magnetic field does not affect either exciplex fluorescence with a peak at 450 nm or LE fluorescence emitted from the locally excited state of ECZ but enhances the broad emission with a peak at ∼380 nm, probably assigned to the fluorescence of another type of exciplex between ECZ and DMTP. Thus, two kinds of magnetic field effects on fluorescence have been observed in a mixture of ECZ and DMTP in a polymer film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4432-4436
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume112
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2008

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