Conformational disorder and optical properties of conjugated polymers

Tieneke E. Dykstra, Gregory D. Scholes

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There has been much interest in light-based technologies over the last few decades, leading to a need for high-performance nonlinear optical (NLO) materials. The attractiveness of optical data storage and processing has led to further research in an attempt to fulfill the need for ever faster optical and optoelectrical components. However, implementation of such components has not been perfected and fundamental research into the materials is necessary for this optimization. Potential device applications include electronic devices such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), photovoltaics, transistors, displays, lasers, sensors, and optical limiters. The efficiency of such systems depends on the intrinsic optical properties of the materials used as well as photophysical processes such as the formation and decay of excitons upon photoexcitation or after charge combination following electrical carrier injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Dynamics and Laser Action of Organic Semiconductors
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781420072822
ISBN (Print)9781420072815
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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