Interchain photoluminescence in substituted polyfluorenes

M. Theander, D. M. Johansson, A. Ruseckas, Donatas Zigmantas, M. R. Andersson, Villy Sundström, O. Inganas

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We have characterised the interchain emitting states of two substituted polyfluorenes with steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL). Site selective excitation of the interchain state shows that physical dimers are formed in the film. These dimers have low concentration in the films but exciton diffusion to the dimers is reducing the intrachain exciton lifetime. With asymmetrical substituents, the PL quantum yield is higher and the PL lifetime is longer due to lower concentration of dimers. Slow cooling from the melt, gives a new red shifted emission band and less intrachain emission. A discrepancy in the calculated radiative lifetimes suggest a fast formation of this new band.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-616
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • photoluminescence
  • uv-vis-nir absorption
  • polyfluorenes and derivatives
  • time-resolved fast spectroscopy


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