Electrical Conductors: Long-range coupling of electron-hole pairs in spatially separated organic donor-acceptor layers

Hajime Nakanotani, Taro Furukawa, Kei Morimoto, Chihaya Adachi

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Understanding exciton behavior in organic semiconductor molecules is crucial for the development of organic semiconductor-based excitonic devices such as organic light-emitting diodes and organic solar cells, and the tightly bound electron-hole pair forming an exciton is normally assumed to be localized on an organic semiconducting molecule. We report the observation of long-range coupling of electron-hole pairs in spatially separated electron-donating and electron-accepting molecules across a 10-nm-thick spacer layer. We found that the exciton energy can be tuned over 100 meV and the fraction of delayed fluorescence can be increased by adjusting the spacer-layer thickness. Furthermore, increasing the spacer-layer thickness produced an organic light-emitting diode with an electroluminescence efficiency nearly eight times higher than that of a device without a spacer layer. Our results demonstrate the first example of a long-range coupled charge-transfer state between electron-donating and electron-accepting molecules in a working device.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1501470
JournalScience Advances
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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Electrical Conductors : Long-range coupling of electron-hole pairs in spatially separated organic donor-acceptor layers. / Nakanotani, Hajime; Furukawa, Taro; Morimoto, Kei; Adachi, Chihaya.

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