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Mapping of exciton–exciton annihilation in MEH-PPV by time-resolved spectroscopy: experiment and microscopic theory

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Abstract

Transient absorption traces taken on samples of the polymer MEH-PPV are measured as a function of the laser intensity. In increasing the laser power, different decay dynamics of the signal are obtained. This suggests that effective exciton–exciton annihilation takes place. The signals are interpreted using a microscopic quantum mechanical model. The analysis points at an ultrafast excitonic decay via interchain and intrachain annihilation, where the latter process is roughly thirty times slower. Afterwards, diffusion-induced annihilation and relaxation become effective and thus determine the long-time behavior of the excited-state decay.

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The article was received on 31 Jul 2017, accepted on 21 Nov 2017 and first published on 21 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05168A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 31989-31996

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    Mapping of exciton–exciton annihilation in MEH-PPV by time-resolved spectroscopy: experiment and microscopic theory

    K. Hader, C. Consani, T. Brixner and V. Engel, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 31989
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05168A

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