Single-molecule spectroscopy of conjugated polymers

Paul F. Barbara, Andre J. Gesquiere, So Jung Park, Jong Lee Young

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The molecular structure, photochemistry, and device physics of conjugated polymers have been investigated by single-molecule spectroscopy (SMS), using the unique ability of this technique to unravel complex spectra and dynamics. Surprisingly efficient and directional electronic energy funneling was observed for conjugated polymer molecules due to highly ordered conformations. Furthermore, recent studies on the SMS of conjugated polymers embedded in electronic devices demonstrate that SMS is a powerful tool for studying the photophysics and charge-transfer processes of conjugated polymers, giving new insights into the complex interactions among excited and charged species that exist in a device environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-610
Number of pages9
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005


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