Substrate-dependent interface composition and charge transport in films for organic photovoltaics

Germack, David S.; Chan, Calvin K.; Hamadani, Behrang H.; Richter, Lee J.; Fischer, Daniel A.; Gundlach, David J.; DeLongchamp, Dean M.
June 2009
Applied Physics Letters;6/8/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 23, p233303
Academic Journal
The buried interface composition of polymer-fullerene blends is found by near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy to depend on the surface energy of the substrate upon which they are cast. The interface composition determines the type of charge transport measured with thin film transistors. These results have implications for organic photovoltaics device design and the use of transistors to evaluate bulk mobility in blends.


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