Nondispersive hole transport in carbazole- and anthracene-containing polyspirobifluorene copolymers studied by the charge-generation layer time-of-flight technique

Frederic Laquai*, Gerhard Wegner, Chan Im, Heinz Bässler, Susanne Heun

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Abstract

Nondispersive hole transport in two polyspirobifluorene copolymers containing either 10% anthracene or 10% carbazole was studied in detail by the charge-generation layer time-of-flight (TOF) technique over a wide range of electric fields and temperatures. The TOF transients of both polymers showed a clear plateau indicating nondispersive transport of charge carriers. Zero-field mobilities were found to be in the order of 10-6cm2/Vs at room temperature. Results were analyzed within the framework of the Gaussian disorder model to extract the parameters of the charge-carrier transport. The width of the transport density of states was determined to be 83meV for the polyspirobifluorene-anthracene copolymer and 89meV for the polyspirobifluorene- carbazole copolymer. At lower temperatures a change of slope in the temperature dependence of the zero-field mobility was observed. At higher temperatures the TOF transients were modified by a cusp. Both phenomena can be explained within the framework of the Gaussian disorder model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033710
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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