Charge transfer and doping at organic/organic interfaces

Peisert, H.; Knupfer, M.; Zhang, F.; Petr, A.; Dunsch, L.; Fink, J.
November 2003
Applied Physics Letters;11/10/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 19, p3930
Academic Journal
We studied the electronic properties of technically relevant organic/organic interfaces using photoemission spectroscopy. Representatives of organic semiconductors from the family of the phthalocyanines were evaporated onto PEDOT:PSS [mixture of poly-3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene and polystyrenesulfonate] thin films, which are often applied as electrode material in organic semiconductor devices. Besides the formation of interface dipoles we observe energetic shifts of the electronic levels of the semiconductors, which are explained by a doping of the organic semiconductor near the interface due to a mixing of the two organic materials within the interface region. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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