Improved photogeneration efficiency of charge-transfer complexes between C60 and low ionization potential arylamines

E. Hendrickx, B. Kippelen, S. Thayumanavan, S. R. Marder, A. P. Persoons, N. Peyghambarian

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Photogeneration of charge carriers was measured at 633 nm in a series of polymer composites based on polystyrene, doped with a triphenyldiamine derivative as hole transport molecule and C60 as sensitizer. Light absorption and generation of mobile carriers was achieved through the charge-transfer (CT) complex formed between the hole transport molecule and the sensitizer. We discuss the influence of the ionization potential of the hole-transport molecule on the photogeneration efficiency of the CT complex it forms with the sensitizer C60. In one composite we have found a photogeneration efficiency of unity at an applied electric field of 55 V/μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


  • C
  • Organic photoconductors
  • Photoconductivity
  • Photogeneration efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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