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We observed phosphorescence from a ladder-type poly-(para-phenylene) and an analogous oligomer containing five phenylene rings. The spectra are similar to the intrinsic fluorescence spectra and bear out a singlet-triplet splitting of 5000 cm(-1) (polymer) and 6800 cm(-1) (oligomer). Phosphorescence decay of the polymer occurs on a 10-100-micros scale(More)
Intrinsic long-lived electrophosphorescence and delayed electroluminescence from a conjugated polymer (polyfluorene) thin film is observed for the first time at low temperature. From bias offset voltage dependent measurements, it is concluded that the delayed fluorescence is generated via triplet-triplet annihilation. A fast and efficient triplet exciton(More)
We report on the conjugated polyelectrolyte 12 mM poly[9,9-bis(4-sulfonylbutoxyphenyl) fluorene-2,7-diyl-2,2'-bithiophene] (PBS-PF2T) mixed in concentrated aqueous 680 mM tetraethylene glycol monododecyl ether (C12E4) in bulk and thin films. A blue-shift in the fluorescence spectrum demonstrates breakup of PBS-PF2T aggregates in bulk aqueous C12E4.(More)
An optical spectroscopy and photophysics study on four (oligo)thiophene-phenylene and (oligo)thiophene-naphthylene step-ladder type copolymers in solution (room and low temperature) and in the solid state (thin film) is presented. The study involves absorption, emission, and triplet-singlet difference spectra, together with quantitative measurements of(More)
Hybrid organic and nanoparticle-based systems have been recently studied as prospective materials for optoelectronics applications because they combine the advantages of organic polymers with those of inorganic clusters. For photonic applications, nanoparticles enable a wider variation of the dielectric constant (refractive index) and charge transport(More)
Photocurrent experiments using two femtosecond laser pulses are performed on a photodiode using a ladder-type conjugated polymer as the active layer. With a photon energy of 3.1 eV the first pulse excites singlet excitons. A time-delayed second pulse with a photon energy of 2.49 eV leads to a decrease of the photocurrent by exciton depletion due to(More)
Using low temperature single molecule spectroscopy on rigid-rod conjugated polymers we are able to identify homogeneously broadened, strongly polarized emission from individual chromophore units on a single chain. Gated fluorescence spectroscopy allows real time imaging of intramolecular energy transfer as the chain behaves as a series of weakly interacting(More)
The photocatalytic properties of the conjugated polymers have been investigated for the first time. Degradation of various textile dyes such as Alizarin S, Alizarin G, Orange G, and Remazol brilliant blue were studied under UV radiation. The experimental data indicated that the photocatalytic activity of the conjugated polymers was significantly higher than(More)
A comprehensive study has been undertaken of the electronic spectral and photophysical properties of two oligophenyl (BPH and BPHF) and one oligothienyl (BTF) swivel cruciforms involving measurements of absorption, fluorescence, and phosphorescence spectra, quantum yields of fluorescence (phiF), phosphorescence (phiPh) and triplet formation (phiT),(More)
We have studied the high-frequency (34 GHz) mobility of positive charge carriers on isolated ladder-type polymer chains in dilute solution. We find that the high-frequency mobility is limited by the chain ends on chains as long as 35 monomers. The intrachain motion of charge carriers can be described by one-dimensional diffusion between infinitely high(More)