Organic multilayer photoconductor utilizing a spacer layer
Author(s)Rowehl, Jill A. (Jill Annette)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
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Chemosensors hold many vital applications in today's world, particularly as detectors for explosives. There is still vast room for improvement as other technologies-particularly those of explosives-continue to evolve and expand. Herein, we develop a novel device structure with the potential for much higher sensitivity. The lateral bilayer photoconductor is comprised of an exciton generation layer (EGL) and a charge transport layer (CTL). This separates the functionality of chemical sensing from the charge transport, allowing each film to be independently optimized. As a further improvement on this structure, we introduce a spacer layer to separate charge carriers in the EGL and the CTL, reducing bimolecular recombination at the interface. As a proof of concept, we fabricate and characterize lateral multilayer photoconductors composed of small molecule organic films. It is experimentally demonstrated that the utilization of a spacer layer can produce an order of magnitude enhancement in quantum efficiency over the of a spacer layer can produce an order of magnitude enhancement in quantum efficiency over the The work reported here provides encouraging results in the fields of chemosensors and organic optoelectronics.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2008.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.