Direct evidence of type II band alignment in nanoscale P3HT/CdSe heterostructures

Chun Hsiung Wang, Chih Wei Chen, Yung Ting Chen, Chiang Ting Chen, Yang Fang Chen, Shang Wei Chou, Chia Chun Chen

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Due to inherent advantages of both constituent materials, organic/inorganic hybrid composites have attracted increasing attention. One of the fundamental issues needed to be resolved is their band alignment, which governs most of the electrical and optical properties. Here, we report the investigation of optical transition in poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT)/CdSe nano-composites (NCs). It is found that the relaxation dynamics of photo-carriers in NCs is dominated by charge separation effects. Based on the band bending effect and the quantum confinement energy of electrons in the conduction band of CdSe quantum dots, we provide direct evidence of type II band alignment in P3HT/CdSe NCs. The establishment of a type II transition in NCs is very useful for the future design of efficient optoelectronic devices based on conjugated polymer/semiconductor hybrid systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065202
JournalNanotechnology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 11

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Heterojunctions
Quantum Dots
Semiconductors
Composite materials
Polymers
Electrons
Equipment and Supplies
Quantum confinement
Optical transitions
Conjugated polymers
Conduction bands
Hybrid systems
Optoelectronic devices
Semiconductor quantum dots
Electric properties
Optical properties
poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Semiconductor materials

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  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Wang, C. H., Chen, C. W., Chen, Y. T., Chen, C. T., Chen, Y. F., Chou, S. W., & Chen, C. C. (2011). Direct evidence of type II band alignment in nanoscale P3HT/CdSe heterostructures. Nanotechnology, 22(6), [065202]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/22/6/065202

Direct evidence of type II band alignment in nanoscale P3HT/CdSe heterostructures. / Wang, Chun Hsiung; Chen, Chih Wei; Chen, Yung Ting; Chen, Chiang Ting; Chen, Yang Fang; Chou, Shang Wei; Chen, Chia Chun.

In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 22, No. 6, 065202, 11.02.2011.

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Wang, Chun Hsiung ; Chen, Chih Wei ; Chen, Yung Ting ; Chen, Chiang Ting ; Chen, Yang Fang ; Chou, Shang Wei ; Chen, Chia Chun. / Direct evidence of type II band alignment in nanoscale P3HT/CdSe heterostructures. In: Nanotechnology. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 6.
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