Optical Properties of Poly (3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) and Poly (3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) / [6,6]-Phenyl C61-butyric Acid 3-ethylthiophene Ester Thin Films

Authors B.M. Omer

Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Science and Computer, Omdurman Ahlia University, P.O. Box 786, Omdurman Sudan

Е-mail bushra_omer4@yahoo.com
Issue Volume 5, Year 2013, Number 3
Dates Received 31 January 2013; revised manuscript received 01 July 2013; published online 12 July 2013
Citation B.M. Omer, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 5 No 3, 03010 (2013)
PACS Number(s) 78.66.Qn,78.40.Me
Keywords Poly (3-hexylthiophene), Modified fullerene (3) , Optical properties (22) , Thin films (60) , AFM (16) .
Annotation Thin films of Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) were prepared from chloroform, 1,2 dichlorobenzene and toluene solutions by spin coating technique on quartz substrates. The absorption and photoluminescence (PL) measurements were performed on the P3HT films to investigate the influence of solvent on the optical properties of the films. The results shows that the UV-vis absorption of P3HT film spin-coated from toluene is red shifted compared to the spectra of the films spin-coated from either chloroform or 1,2 dichlorobenzene. The surface morphology of P3HT: [6, 6]-Phenyl C61-butyric Acid 3-ethylthiophene Ester (Modified Fullerene) thin films spin-coated from different solvents were studied using Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), the thin film spin-coated from 1,2 dichlorobenzene show the smoother surface.

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