Advanced Materials

Microscopic Signature of Metallic State in Semicrystalline Conjugated Polymers Doped with Fluoroalkylsilane Molecules



Fluoroalkylsilane (FTS) acts as an efficient p-type dopant for organic semiconductors. FTS-doped films of the semicrystalline PBTTT polymer exhibit relatively high conductivities. We demonstrate that highly doped PBTTT films exhibit a metallic nature with clear Pauli paramagnetism as observed microscopically using electron spin resonance spectroscopy. The metallic state is realized within crystalline grains, as confirmed from the anisotropy of the ESR signal.