Ioan Botiz

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Sowing the seeds: A simple strategy based on self-seeding allows large single crystals of long regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) chains to be grown from solution. When appropriately crystallized, materials differing in their degrees of regioregularity and molecular weights formed monoclinic form II crystals with interdigitated hexyl side groups (see(More)
The electronic properties of organic semiconductors depend strongly on the nature of the molecules, their conjugation and conformation, their mutual distance and the orientation between adjacent molecules. Variations of intramolecular distances and conformation disturb the conjugation and perturb the delocalization of charges. As a result, the mobility(More)
We show here that treatment of thin films of conjugated polymers by illumination with light leads to an increase of the intensity of their photoluminescence by up to 42%. The corresponding enhancement of absorbance was much less pronounced. We explain this significant enhancement of photoluminescence by a planarization of the conjugated polymer chains(More)
We present experimental observations at comparatively low supercooling of morphology transitions from dendritic to faceted structures in polymer crystals growing in thin films of a poly-2-vinylpyridine-block-polyethyleneoxid copolymer. Our results are compared with theoretical concepts describing morphological instabilities of single crystals. Although(More)
The crystalline structures in thin films of polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) diblock copolymers were studied in dependence on the degree of supercooling. Atomic force microscopy showed that the crystalline domains (lamellae) consist of grains, which are macroscopic at low and intermediate degrees of supercooling, but of submicrometer size for(More)
Due to the rather low efficiencies of conjugated polymers in solid films, their successful applications are scarce. However, recently several experiments indicated that a proper control of molecular conformations and stresses acting on the polymers may provide constructive ways to boost efficiency. Here, we report an amazingly large enhancement of(More)
It is increasingly obvious that the molecular conformations and the long-range arrangement that conjugated polymers can adopt under various experimental conditions in bulk, solutions or thin films, significantly impact their resulting optoelectronic properties. As a consequence, the functionalities and efficiencies of resulting organic devices, such as(More)
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