The Nature of Interchain Excitations in Conjugated Polymers: Spatially-Varying Interfacial Solvatochromism of Annealed MEH-PPV Films Studied by Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)

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The nature of interchain electronic species in conjugated polymers has been the subject of much debate. In this paper, we exploit a novel near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)-based solvatochromism method to spatially image the difference in dipole moment, and hence the difference in degree of charge separation, between the ground and electronic… (More)

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@inproceedings{SchallerTheNO, title={The Nature of Interchain Excitations in Conjugated Polymers: Spatially-Varying Interfacial Solvatochromism of Annealed MEH-PPV Films Studied by Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)}, author={Richard D Schaller and Lynn F. Lee and Justin C Johnson and Louis H. Haber and Richard J Saykally and Ilan Benjamin and Benjamin Schwartz} }