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Energy and charge transfer in polymers as seen by spectrally resolved thermoluminescence
Author(s): Ireneusz Glowacki; Beata Luszczynska; Ewa Dobruchowska; Jacek Ulanski
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Paper Abstract

Several applications of the thermoluminescence (TL) technique for investigations of mechanisms of charge carrier trapping and recombination in electroluminescent polymers which are used for construction of various opto-electronic devices are described. The presented TL studies were focused on polymers emitting blue light, because such emissive materials are requested to realize the white-light-emitting OLEDs or RGB-displays. We have investigated wide band-gap conjugated polymers and also non-conjugated polymers: series of polyfluorenes (homo- and copolymers) and poly(9- vinylcarbazole), neat and doped with low-molecular-weight dopants. The dopants were introduced in order to improve the charge carrier transport and also the to modify the recombination processes. It is shown, that the spectrally resolved thermoluminescence studies, especially when performed in a broad temperature range allow to characterise the nature of the trapping sites and of the recombination centres and to identify the mechanisms responsible for transfer of energy in the investigated materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7487, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VI, 748707 (24 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835912
Show Author Affiliations
Ireneusz Glowacki, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Beata Luszczynska, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Ewa Dobruchowska, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Jacek Ulanski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7487:
Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VI
James G. Grote; François Kajzar; Roberto Zamboni, Editor(s)

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