The role of intermolecular interactions on the optical and charge-transfer properties of conjugated polymers

J. Cornil, D. A. Dos Santos, R. Silbey, J. L. Brédas*

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Abstract

We investigate by means of quantum-chemical calculations the influence of intermolecular interactions on the properties of conjugated chains. We first focus on the optical absorption and emission of clusters formed by identical poly(paraphenylene vinylene), PPV, oligomers; we address the role played by the relaxation effects in the lowest excited state as well as the number and relative orientations of the interacting units. Several strategies are suggested that can be developed to avoid a substantial decrease in luminescence quantum yield in the solid state. In a second part, we illustrate by means of a simple theoretical model that charge or energy transfer can take place at the interface between two different PPV derivatives, depending on the nature of the substituents grafted on the PPV backbone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-495
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume101
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier, France
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998

Keywords

  • Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy
  • Opto-electronic devices
  • Poly(phenylene vinylene) and derivatives
  • Semi-empirical models and model calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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