Excited State Dynamics of a Self‐Doped Conjugated Polyelectrolyte

Tsokkou, Dimitra; Peterhans, Lisa Anna; Xi Cao, David; Mai, Cheng‐Kang; Bazan, Guillermo C.; Nguyen, Thuc‐Quyen; Banerji, Natalie (2019). Excited State Dynamics of a Self‐Doped Conjugated Polyelectrolyte [Dataset].

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The growing number of applications of doped organic semiconductors drives the development of highly conductive and stable materials. Lack of under- standing about the formation and properties of mobile charges limits the ability to improve material design. Thus the largely unexplored photophysics of doped systems are addressed here to gain insights about the characteris- tics of doping-induced polarons and their interactions with their surround- ings. The study of the ultrafast optical processes in a self-doped conjugated polyelectrolyte reveals that polarons not only affect their environment via Coulomb effects but also strongly couple electronically to nearby neutral sites. This is unambiguously demonstrated by the simultaneous depletion of both the neutral and polaronic transitions, as well as by correlated excited state dynamics, when either transition is targeted during ultrafast experiments. The results contrast with the conventional picture of localized intragap polaron states but agree with revised models for the optical transitions in doped organic materials, which predict a common ground level for polarons and neighboring neutral sites. Such delocalization of polarons into the frontier transport levels of their surroundings could enhance the electronic connectivity between doped and undoped sites, contributing to the formation of conductive charges.

Item Type:

Dataset

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Tsokkou, Dimitra; Peterhans, Lisa Anna and Banerji, Natalie

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry

Funders:

[18] European Research Council
[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Olivier Nicolas Ludovic Bardagot

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2020 07:49

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2020 07:49

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Additional Information:

Action: ERC-STG, Acronym: OSIRIS, Grant number: 714586
["European Union (EU)" and "Horizon 2020"]
["Euratom" and "Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018"]
Swiss National Science Foundation: Type: NCCR, Acronym: MUST
University of Bern

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140727

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140727

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