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Numerical studies of hopping transport in disordered molecular solids
Author(s): Paul E. Parris
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Paper Abstract

Photoexcited charge conduction in molecularly-doped polymers can be described in terms of a biased random walk among a set of energetically and spatially disordered molecular centers. We describe a numerical renormalization procedure for studying hopping transport in disordered systems of this type. In this procedure, transport properties of cubic regions drawn randomly from the sample are calculated exactly using equation of motion methods. The original system is then replaced with a new one, defined on a larger length scale, but possessing the same macroscopic transport properties as the original. Fluctuations of the system are smaller at the new length scale, allowing for an accurate calculation of the conductivity using effective medium theory. The approach has been used to study the crossover between nearest-neighbor and variable-range hopping, where it has revealed that the exponential dependence of mobility of the mean interparticle spacing is substantially influenced by the magnitude of the energetic disorder in the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2526, Xerographic Photoreceptors and Photorefractive Polymers, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217315
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Paul E. Parris, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2526:
Xerographic Photoreceptors and Photorefractive Polymers
Stephen Ducharme; Paul M. Borsenberger, Editor(s)

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