Dynamics of singlet fission and electron injection in self-assembled acene monolayers on titanium dioxide† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Steady-state UV-VIS and PL, solution transient absorption, X-ray diffraction, decay associated spectra, and TIPS Tc COOH/Al2O3/TiO2 film kinetics. See DOI: 10.1039/c7sc04688j

We employ a combination of linear spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and transient absorption spectroscopy to characterize the interplay between electron transfer and singlet fission dynamics in polyacene-based dyes attached to nanostructured TiO2. For triisopropyl silylethynyl (TIPS)-pentacene, we find that the singlet fission time constant increases to 6.5… CONTINUE READING