Paper summary by Mr Patrick Tapping: Optical pumping of poly(3-hexylthiophene) singlet excitons induces charge carrier generation

Patrick Tapping

Patrick Tapping

Three-pulse ultrafast laser spectroscopy is used to study the excited states of the conjugated polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) in solution on the femtosecond time scale. P3HT is a much studied material used to produce plastic solar cells. In this work we show that a secondary laser excitation pulse can produce charged species on the isolated polymer chains.

Authors Tapping, PC, Kee, TW

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5 (6), 1040-1047 (2014)

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Posted on November 3, 2014, in IPASnews, Paper Summaries and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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