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Fungi-derived pigments as sustainable organic (opto)electronic materials
Author(s): Robert Harrison; Alexander Quinn; Genevieve Weber; Brian Johnson; Jeremy Rath; Vincent Remcho; Sara Robinson; Oksana Ostroverkhova
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Paper Abstract

We present photophysical and optoelectronic properties of xylindein and optical properties of two other fungi-derived organic pigments. Photophysics of these materials is determined by the interplay of inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonding, which was systematically explored using absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy of xylindein in various solutions, pH buffers, and in the solid state. Amorphous xylindein films yielded a lower bound on the charge carrier mobility of 0.2-0.5 cm2=(V•s) and exhibited photocurrent upon photoexcitation in the ultraviolet and visible wavelength range. Thermal and photostability of xylindein was also characterized, and it considerably exceeded that of conventional organic semiconductors such as pentacene derivatives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10101, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX, 101010U (16 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251265
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Harrison, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Alexander Quinn, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Genevieve Weber, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Brian Johnson, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Jeremy Rath, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Vincent Remcho, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Sara Robinson, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Oksana Ostroverkhova, Oregon State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10101:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX
Christopher E. Tabor; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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