The Density of States and the Transport Effective Mass in a Highly Oriented Semiconducting Polymer: Electronic Delocalization in 1D

Ben Bang Yu Hsu, Cheng Maw Cheng, Chan Luo, Shrayesh N. Patel, Cheng Zhong, Haitao Sun, Jessica Sherman, Byoung Hoon Lee, Lei Ying, Ming Wang, Guillermo Bazan, Michael Chabinyc, Jean Luc Brédas, Alan Heeger

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Abstract

The determination of the band structure along k parallel to the chain direction demonstrates significant electronic delocalization. The small effective mass [m∗ = 0.106mo] is consistent with the high measured mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7759-7765
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • 1D electronic structure
  • density of states
  • effective mass
  • high mobility
  • semiconducting polymer

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