We present a theoretical study of the transport parameters in a prototype conjugated-polymer, poly-para-phenylenevinylene, in two different possible crystalline packings. Our analysis is performed through density-functional electronic structure calculations, and allows one to obtain the fundamental parameters describing charge transport. The transfer integrals are found to be a crucial quantity to appreciate the effects of crystalline aggregation on conduction properties: our results indicate that interchain interactions can be viewed as a tunable parameter for the design of efficient electronic devices based on organic materials.

The sensitivity of interchain interactions to the specific three-dimensional (3D) structure was demonstrated. It was confirmed that the interactions can be used to tailor the transport properties of conjugated-polymer films.

Electronic properties of polymer crystals: The effect of interchain interactions / Ferretti, Andrea; Ruini, Alice; Molinari, Elisa; Caldas, Marilia J.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - STAMPA. - 90:8(2003), pp. 086401/1-086401/4. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.086401]

Electronic properties of polymer crystals: The effect of interchain interactions

Ruini, Alice;Molinari, Elisa;FERRETTI, Andrea
2003

Abstract

We present a theoretical study of the transport parameters in a prototype conjugated-polymer, poly-para-phenylenevinylene, in two different possible crystalline packings. Our analysis is performed through density-functional electronic structure calculations, and allows one to obtain the fundamental parameters describing charge transport. The transfer integrals are found to be a crucial quantity to appreciate the effects of crystalline aggregation on conduction properties: our results indicate that interchain interactions can be viewed as a tunable parameter for the design of efficient electronic devices based on organic materials.
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Electronic properties of polymer crystals: The effect of interchain interactions / Ferretti, Andrea; Ruini, Alice; Molinari, Elisa; Caldas, Marilia J.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - STAMPA. - 90:8(2003), pp. 086401/1-086401/4. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.086401]
Ruini, Alice; Molinari, Elisa; Caldas, Marilia J.; Ferretti, Andrea
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