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Electronic injection and conduction processes for polymer devices

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  • David Braun

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    1. Electrical Engineering Department, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 93407
    • Electrical Engineering Department, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 93407
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Abstract

This article summarizes mechanisms considered to explain electronic transport in organic and polymer devices, primarily light-emitting diodes. Four tables summarize models on the basis of thermal processes such as thermionic and field emission, a variety of tunneling paths, hopping, space-charge-limited models, and several field-dependent mobility models. Energy-band diagrams illustrate and compare selected models. This article catalogs the mechanisms in an effort to easily direct readers to the relevant literature for more detailed treatments. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 41: 2622–2629, 2003

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