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Photophysical characterization of poly(p-pyridine)
Author(s): Andrew P. Monkman; Mounir Halim; Stuart Dailey; Ifor D. W. Samuel; M. Sluch; L. E. Horsburgh
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report measurements of the photophysical behavior of poly(p-pyridine) (PPY), including thin film absolute photoluminescence quantum yield, photoluminescence properties of solid, solution and solid-solution states, electroluminescence and nanosecond time-resolved luminescence. The influence of vacuum and air on the quantum yield of the PPY is also reported. We find a significant decay of the efficiency under vacuum whereas it is very stable in air. The role of aggregate versus excimer will be discussed and also it will be demonstrated that with appropriate fabrication conditions, good single layer PPY light emitting diodes can be fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3145, Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers, (1 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284154
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew P. Monkman, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Mounir Halim, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Stuart Dailey, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ifor D. W. Samuel, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
M. Sluch, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
L. E. Horsburgh, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3145:
Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers
Z. Valy Vardeny; Lewis J. Rothberg, Editor(s)

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