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Controlling the Interaction of Light with Polymer Semiconductors

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  • Christoph Hellmann,

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    1. Department of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    • Department of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.
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  • Francis Paquin,

    1. Département de Physique et Regroupement québécois, sur les matériaux de pointe, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Montréal, Canada
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  • Neil D. Treat,

    1. Department of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Annalisa Bruno,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    2. Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Portici Research Center, Piazzale Enrico Fermi 1, 80055 Portici (Naples), Italy
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  • Luke X. Reynolds,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Saif A. Haque,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Paul N. Stavrinou,

    1. Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Carlos Silva,

    1. Département de Physique et Regroupement québécois, sur les matériaux de pointe, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Montréal, Canada
    2. Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Natalie Stingelin

    1. Department of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Abstract

In this study, a generally applicable strategy is described to manipulate the optical properties of a wide range of polymer semiconductors in the solid state. Blending these materials with a non-conjugated, polar polymer matrix is found to be the processing key to a drastic change and red-shift of the absorption characteristics.

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