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Title: Investigation of transport properties in polymer/fullerene blends using time-of-flight photocurrent measurements
Authors: Choulis, Stelios A. 
Nelson, Jenny K. 
Kim, Yong Rok 
Keywords: Blends
Polymers
Fullerenes
Electron mobility
Esters
Solar cells
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Applied physics letters, 2003, Volume 83, Issue 18, Pages 3812-3814
Abstract: The electron and hole transport properties of blends of poly[2-methoxy-5-(3′,7′-dimethyloctyloxy)-1-4-phenylene vinylene], (MDMO-PPV) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) are investigated at room temperature using time-of-flight photocurrent measurements as a function of blend composition and laser excitation intensity. The experimental results are consistent with the notion of a mobility edge for holes in this material that delineates long-lived trapping and mobile carrier states. Electron transport in PCBM appears to be less dispersive than that of holes in MDMO-PPV in the blend, with electron mobilities in the former exceeding hole mobilities in the latter by up to two orders of magnitude. Photocurrent generation in corresponding solar cell devices may therefore be limited by the low hole mobility of MDMO-PPV
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/7733
ISSN: 0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (online)
DOI: 10.1063/1.1624636
Rights: © 2003 American Institute of Physics
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