Solution processing of polymer semiconductor: Insulator blends-Tailored optical properties through liquid-liquid phase separation control

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599661
Title:
Solution processing of polymer semiconductor: Insulator blends-Tailored optical properties through liquid-liquid phase separation control
Authors:
Hellmann, Christoph; Treat, Neil D.; Scaccabarozzi, Alberto D.; Razzell Hollis, Joseph; Fleischli, Franziska D.; Bannock, James H.; de Mello, John; Michels, Jasper J.; Kim, Ji-Seon; Stingelin, Natalie
Abstract:
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. It has been demonstrated that the 0-0 absorption transition of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) in blends with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) could be rationally tuned through the control of the liquid-liquid phase separation process during solution deposition. Pronounced J-like aggregation behavior, characteristic for systems of a low exciton band width, was found for blends where the most pronounced liquid-liquid phase separation occurred in solution, leading to domains of P3HT and PEO of high phase purity. Since liquid-liquid phase separation could be readily manipulated either by the solution temperature, solute concentration, or deposition temperature, to name a few parameters, our findings promise the design from the out-set of semiconductor:insulator architectures of pre-defined properties by manipulation of the interaction parameter between the solutes as well as the respective solute:solvent system using classical polymer science principles.
Citation:
Hellmann C, Treat ND, Scaccabarozzi AD, Razzell Hollis J, Fleischli FD, et al. (2014) Solution processing of polymer semiconductor: Insulator blends-Tailored optical properties through liquid-liquid phase separation control. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 53: 304–310. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/polb.23656.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue Date:
17-Dec-2014
DOI:
10.1002/polb.23656
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0887-6266
Sponsors:
This work was supported by a KAUST Global Collaborative Research Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) grant. N. Stingelin is in addition supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Research Fellowship under the grant agreement no. 279587. C. Hellmann highly acknowledges the experimental support of Bob C. Schroeder and Iain McCulloch. N.D. Treat acknowledges support from the NSF IRFP (OISE 1201915) and European Research Council Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under Grand Agreement Number 300091. F. Fleischli acknowledges the grant for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundations. J. Bannock is funded under an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Plastic Electronics (grant number EP/G037515/1) and holds an Industrial Fellowship with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. J.-S. Kim acknowledges the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (EP/G037515/1).
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dc.contributor.authorHellmann, Christophen
dc.contributor.authorTreat, Neil D.en
dc.contributor.authorScaccabarozzi, Alberto D.en
dc.contributor.authorRazzell Hollis, Josephen
dc.contributor.authorFleischli, Franziska D.en
dc.contributor.authorBannock, James H.en
dc.contributor.authorde Mello, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorMichels, Jasper J.en
dc.contributor.authorKim, Ji-Seonen
dc.contributor.authorStingelin, Natalieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:06:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:06:57Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-17en
dc.identifier.citationHellmann C, Treat ND, Scaccabarozzi AD, Razzell Hollis J, Fleischli FD, et al. (2014) Solution processing of polymer semiconductor: Insulator blends-Tailored optical properties through liquid-liquid phase separation control. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 53: 304–310. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/polb.23656.en
dc.identifier.issn0887-6266en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/polb.23656en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599661en
dc.description.abstract© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. It has been demonstrated that the 0-0 absorption transition of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) in blends with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) could be rationally tuned through the control of the liquid-liquid phase separation process during solution deposition. Pronounced J-like aggregation behavior, characteristic for systems of a low exciton band width, was found for blends where the most pronounced liquid-liquid phase separation occurred in solution, leading to domains of P3HT and PEO of high phase purity. Since liquid-liquid phase separation could be readily manipulated either by the solution temperature, solute concentration, or deposition temperature, to name a few parameters, our findings promise the design from the out-set of semiconductor:insulator architectures of pre-defined properties by manipulation of the interaction parameter between the solutes as well as the respective solute:solvent system using classical polymer science principles.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by a KAUST Global Collaborative Research Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) grant. N. Stingelin is in addition supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Research Fellowship under the grant agreement no. 279587. C. Hellmann highly acknowledges the experimental support of Bob C. Schroeder and Iain McCulloch. N.D. Treat acknowledges support from the NSF IRFP (OISE 1201915) and European Research Council Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under Grand Agreement Number 300091. F. Fleischli acknowledges the grant for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundations. J. Bannock is funded under an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Plastic Electronics (grant number EP/G037515/1) and holds an Industrial Fellowship with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. J.-S. Kim acknowledges the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (EP/G037515/1).en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectBlendsen
dc.subjectConjugated polymersen
dc.subjectLiquid-liquid phase separationen
dc.subjectPhotophysicsen
dc.subjectSpano modelen
dc.titleSolution processing of polymer semiconductor: Insulator blends-Tailored optical properties through liquid-liquid phase separation controlen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physicsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics; Imperial College London; London SW7 2AZ United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics; Imperial College London; London SW7 2AZ United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics; Imperial College London; London SW7 2AZ United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research; Ackermannweg 10 55128 Mainz Germanyen
kaust.grant.programAcademic Excellence Alliance (AEA)en
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