This work was supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).
Electron and Hole Dynamics on Isolated Chains of a Solution-Processable Poly(thienylenevinylene) Derivative in Dilute Solution†
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
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Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 718–723, March, 2005
How to Cite
Prins, P., Candeias, L. P., van Breemen, A. J. J. M., Sweelssen, J., Herwig, P. T., Schoo, H. F. M. and Siebbeles, L. D. A. (2005), Electron and Hole Dynamics on Isolated Chains of a Solution-Processable Poly(thienylenevinylene) Derivative in Dilute Solution. Adv. Mater., 17: 718–723. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400879
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUN 2004
- Charge transport;
- Polymers, conducting
Intrachain dynamics of charge carriers on isolated chains of a derivative of the π-conjugated polymer, poly(thienylenevinylene) (see Figure), in solution are investigated using time-resolved microwave conductivity measurements. High intrachain mobilities, of 0.23 ± 0.04 and 0.38 ± 0.02 cm2 V–1 s–1, are found for electrons and holes, respectively. It is observed that electrons become trapped at defects or impurities, in contrast to holes.