Significant enhancement of photoconductivity in truly two-component and chemically hybridized CdS-poly(N-vinylcarbazole) nanocomposites

Yang, C. L.; Wang, J. N.; Ge, W. K.; Wang, S. H.; Cheng, J. X.; Li, X. Y.; Yan, Y. J.; Yang, S. H.
February 2001
Applied Physics Letters;2/5/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p760
Academic Journal
Chemically hybridized CdS-poly(N-vinylcarbazole) (PVK) nanocomposites with different molar ratios of CdS to PVK were prepared. A variety of techniques including optical absorption, photoluminescence (PL), photocurrent spectroscopy, and time-resolved PL were employed to investigate the properties of CdS-PVK nanocomposites. A significant enhancement of photoconductivity was observed in CdS-PVK nanocomposites as compared to pure PVK and CdS/PVK nanoblends. We interpret this result as the improved interface quality between CdS and PVK in CdS-PVK nanocomposites, which facilitates fast interfacial carrier transfer and thus increases the charge generation efficiency. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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