Study of a thiophene-based polymer for optoelectronic applicartions
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A thiophene-based conjugated polymer bearing a cyano group (–CN) as a side chain substituent was successfully synthesized. The polymer evidences an excellent filmability from various organic solvents as well as an enhanced photoluminescence. The polymer has been characterized optically (Fourier Transformed Infrared spectroscopy, absorption and photoluminescence) in solution and in film, while X-ray diffraction measurements (XRD) of thin films were performed to investigate its bulk morphological features. From the absorption edge of the spectrum of a thin polymer film, the optical band gap of the polymer is estimated to be 2.0 eV, which corresponds to orange emission. Furthermore, a single layer light emitting diode (LED) was fabricated. The device produced bright stable electroluminescence at room temperature. All of the results indicate that this polymer is a promising emissive material for application in polymeric LEDs.
CitationCheylan, S., Fraleoni-Morgera, A., Puigdollers, J., Voz, C., Settin, L., Alcubilla, R., Badenes, G., Costa-Bizzarri, P., Lanzi, M. Study of a thiophene-based polymer for optoelectronic applicartions. "Thin solid films", Gener 2006, vol. 497, núm. 1-2, p. 16-19.