Influence of Molecular Conformations and Microstructure on the Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

Ioan Botiz, Natalie Stingelin

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Abstract

It is increasingly obvious that the molecular conformations and the long-range arrangement that conjugated polymers can adopt under various experimental conditions in bulk, solutions or thin films, significantly impact their resulting optoelectronic properties. As a consequence, the functionalities and efficiencies of resulting organic devices, such as field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes, or photovoltaic cells, also dramatically change due to the close structure/property relationship. A range of structure/optoelectronic properties relationships have been investigated over the last few years using various experimental and theoretical methods, and, further, interesting correlations are continuously revealed by the scientific community. In this review, we discuss the latest findings related to the structure/optoelectronic properties interrelationships that exist in organic devices fabricated with conjugated polymers in terms of charge mobility, absorption, photoluminescence, as well as photovoltaic properties. © 2014 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2273-2300
Number of pages28
JournalMaterials
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 19 2014
Externally publishedYes

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