Electronic structure of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum thin films in the pristine and reduced states

N. Johansson*, T. Osada, S. Stafström, W. R. Salaneck, V. Parente, D. A. Dos Santos, X. Crispin, Jean-Luc Bredas

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Abstract

The electronic structure of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq3) has been studied in the pristine molecular solid state as well as upon interaction (doping) with potassium and lithium. We discuss the results of a joint theoretical and experimental investigation, based on a combination of x-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopies with quantum-chemical calculations at the density functional theory level. Upon doping, each electron transferred from an alkali metal atom is stored on one of the three ligands of the Alq3 molecule, resulting in a new spectral feature (peak) in the valence band that evolves uniformly when going from a doping level of one to three metal atoms per Alq3 molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2157-2163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume111
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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