Photoinduced Electron Transfer from a Conducting Polymer to Buckminsterfullerene

  title={Photoinduced Electron Transfer from a Conducting Polymer to Buckminsterfullerene},
  author={Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci and Laura Smilowitz and Alan J. Heeger and Fred Wudl},
  pages={1474 - 1476}
Evidence for photoinduced electron transfer from the excited state of a conducting polymer onto buckminsterfullerene, C60, is reported. After photo-excitation of the conjugated polymer with light of energy greater than the π-π* gap, an electron transfer to the C60 molecule is initiated. Photoinduced optical absorption studies demonstrate a different excitation spectrum for the composite as compared to the separate components, consistent with photo-excited charge transfer. A photoinduced… Expand
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