Photogenerated carrier dynamics of TIPS-pentacene films as studied by photocurrent and electrically detected magnetic resonance†
The carrier generation process and spin dynamics through photoexcitation in the vacuum vapour deposition film of 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)pentacene (TIPS-Pn) were investigated by temperature dependence measurements of photocurrent and electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR). The EDMR signal was constructed from two components and showed a maximum at approximately 200 K. The temperature dependence was analysed using quantum mechanical simulation, assuming the carrier dynamics of the weakly coupled electron–hole pair (e–h pair). In addition, the analytical formula of photocurrent generation and EDMR signal intensity were also derived based on classical rate equations and used to understand the carrier dynamics. Through phase-shift analysis in quadrature detection of the EDMR signals, one of the two components was well analysed by using a narrow Lorentzian shape, and the other was by using a broad Gaussian.