Materials 2014, 7(3), 2273-2300; doi:10.3390/ma7032273
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Influence of Molecular Conformations and Microstructure on the Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

1,2,* email and 2email
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 3 March 2014 / Accepted: 7 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers)
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Abstract: 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 field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes, or photovoltaic cells, also dramatically change due to the close structure/property relationship. A range of structure/optoelectronic properties relationships have been investigated over the last few years using various experimental and theoretical methods, and, further, interesting correlations are continuously revealed by the scientific community. In this review, we discuss the latest findings related to the structure/optoelectronic properties interrelationships that exist in organic devices fabricated with conjugated polymers in terms of charge mobility, absorption, photoluminescence, as well as photovoltaic properties.
Keywords: conjugated polymer materials; nanostructuring; molecular conformation; morphology; microstructure; optoelectronic properties; organic devices
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Botiz, I.; Stingelin, N. Influence of Molecular Conformations and Microstructure on the Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers. Materials 2014, 7, 2273-2300.

AMA Style

Botiz I, Stingelin N. Influence of Molecular Conformations and Microstructure on the Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers. Materials. 2014; 7(3):2273-2300.

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Botiz, Ioan; Stingelin, Natalie. 2014. "Influence of Molecular Conformations and Microstructure on the Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers." Materials 7, no. 3: 2273-2300.


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