Luminescence from inter-chain aggregates in polythiophene films

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We report time-resolved photoluminescence of two polythiophene derivatives with different chain packing. Emission of inter-chain aggregates is distinguished from that of intra-chain singlet excitons. The aggregate luminescence is shifted towards lower energies relative to that of intra-chain exciton by 0.17 eV, and the Huang-Rhys factor of the coupling to the intra-chain C double bondC vibration is S = 1.5. The excitonic coupling in aggregates is of intermediate strength.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • photoluminescence, conjugated polymers, time-resolved fast spectroscopy, polythiophene and derivatives, pairs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-604
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

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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)