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dc.contributor.author Motaung, DE
dc.contributor.author Malgas, GF
dc.contributor.author Arendse, CJ
dc.contributor.author Mavundla, SE
dc.contributor.author Knoesen, D
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T12:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-12T12:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07
dc.identifier.citation Motaung, DE, Malgas, GF, Arendse, CJ et al. 2009. Structural and photo-physical properties of spin-coated poly (3-hexylthiophene) thin films. Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 116(1), pp 279-283 en
dc.identifier.issn 0254-0584
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3731
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=PublicationURL&_tockey=%23TOC%235580%232009%23998839998%231103053%23FLA%23&_cdi=5580&_pubType=J&_auth=y&_acct=C000049363&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=958262&md5=f86714256952a9919412eb7ca498a958 en
dc.description Copyright: 2009 Elsevier. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the journal, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 116(1), pp 279-283 en
dc.description.abstract Regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophenes) (P3HTs) and its blends were studied regarding their structural and photo-physical properties using fullerene as an electron acceptor material. Photo-physical and structural characteristics of the polymer blends were studied using UV–vis spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL), fourier transform infrared absorption (FTIR) spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy analysis. Films based on the polymer blends with C60 showed photo-induced absorption characteristic for charged excitations. The absorption spectra of the rr-P3HT exhibit a shift to higher energies (blue shift) of the pi–pi* interband transition upon mixing with C60. A distinctive photoluminescence quenching effect is observed indicating photo-induced electron transfer. The complete reduction of PL of P3HT after mixing with C60 in a 1:1 weight ratio indicates an effective charge transfer from P3HT to C60. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Thin films en
dc.subject Fullerenes en
dc.subject Photoluminescence spectroscopy en
dc.subject Polymers en
dc.subject Materials chemistry en
dc.subject Spin-coated poly en
dc.subject 3-hexylthiophene en
dc.subject Photo-physical properties en
dc.subject Physics en
dc.title Structural and photo-physical properties of spin-coated poly (3-hexylthiophene) thin films en
dc.type Article en


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