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  • 1.
    Aarnio, Harri
    et al.
    Abo Akad University.
    Sehati, Parisa
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nyman, Mathias
    Abo Akad University.
    de Jong, Michel P
    University of Twente.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Osterbacka, Ronald
    Abo Akad University.
    Spontaneous Charge Transfer and Dipole Formation at the Interface Between P3HT and PCBM2011Inngår i: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 1, nr 5, s. 792-797Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the pursuit of developing new materials for more efficient bulk-heterojunction solar cells, the blend poly (3-hexylthiophene):[ 6,6]-phenyl-C(61)-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) serves as an important model system. The success of the P3HT: PCBM blend comes from efficient charge generation and transport with low recombination. There is not, however, a good microscopic picture of what causes these, hindering the development of new material systems. In this report UV photoelectron spectroscopy measurements on both regiorandom-(rra) and regioregular-(rr) P3HT are presented, and the results are interpreted using the Integer Charge Transfer model. The results suggest that spontaneous charge transfer from P3HT to PCBM occurs after heat treatment of P3HT: PCBM blends. The resulting formation of an interfacial dipole creates an extra barrier at the interface explaining the reduced (non-)geminate recombination with increased charge generation in heat treated rr-P3HT: PCBM blends. Extensive photoinduced absorption measurements using both above-and below-bandgap excitation light are presented, in good agreement with the suggested dipole formation.

  • 2.
    Abdollahi Sani, Negar
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Robertsson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Cooper, Philip
    De La Rue Plc, Overton, Hampshire, UK .
    Wang, Xin
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Svensson, Magnus
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Andersson Ersman, Peter
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Norberg, Petronella
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Marie
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Nilsson, David
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hesselbom, Hjalmar
    Hesselbom Innovation and Development HB, Huddinge, Sweden .
    Akesso, Laurent
    De La Rue Plc, Overton, Hampshire, UK .
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Engquist, Isak
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Gustafsson, Goran
    Acreo AB, Norrköping, Sweden.
    All-printed diode operating at 1.6 GHz2014Inngår i: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, Vol. 111, nr 33, s. 11943-11948Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Printed electronics are considered for wireless electronic tags and sensors within the future Internet-of-things (IoT) concept. As a consequence of the low charge carrier mobility of present printable organic and inorganic semiconductors, the operational frequency of printed rectifiers is not high enough to enable direct communication and powering between mobile phones and printed e-tags. Here, we report an all-printed diode operating up to 1.6 GHz. The device, based on two stacked layers of Si and NbSi2 particles, is manufactured on a flexible substrate at low temperature and in ambient atmosphere. The high charge carrier mobility of the Si microparticles allows device operation to occur in the charge injection-limited regime. The asymmetry of the oxide layers in the resulting device stack leads to rectification of tunneling current. Printed diodes were combined with antennas and electrochromic displays to form an all-printed e-tag. The harvested signal from a Global System for Mobile Communications mobile phone was used to update the display. Our findings demonstrate a new communication pathway for printed electronics within IoT applications.

  • 3.
    Amin, Sidra
    et al.
    Lulea Univ Technol, Sweden; Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Univ, Pakistan.
    Tahira, Aneela
    Lulea Univ Technol, Sweden.
    Solangi, Amber
    Univ Sindh, Pakistan.
    Beni, Valerio
    Res Inst Sweden, Sweden.
    Morante, J. R.
    Catalonia Inst Energy Res IREC, Spain.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Mazzaro, Raffaello
    Lulea Univ Technol, Sweden.
    Ibupoto, Zafar Hussain
    Lulea Univ Technol, Sweden; Univ Sindh, Pakistan.
    Vomiero, Alberto
    Lulea Univ Technol, Sweden.
    A practical non-enzymatic urea sensor based on NiCo2O4 nanoneedles2019Inngår i: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 9, nr 25, s. 14443-14451Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We propose a new facile electrochemical sensing platform for determination of urea, based on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with nickel cobalt oxide (NiCo2O4) nanoneedles. These nanoneedles are used for the first time for highly sensitive determination of urea with the lowest detection limit (1 mu M) ever reported for the non-enzymatic approach. The nanoneedles were grown through a simple and low-temperature aqueous chemical method. We characterized the structural and morphological properties of the NiCo2O4 nanoneedles by TEM, SEM, XPS and XRD. The bimetallic nickel cobalt oxide exhibits nanoneedle morphology, which results from the self-assembly of nanoparticles. The NiCo2O4 nanoneedles are exclusively composed of Ni, Co, and O and exhibit a cubic crystalline phase. Cyclic voltammetry was used to study the enhanced electrochemical properties of a NiCo2O4 nanoneedle-modified GCE by overcoming the typical poor conductivity of bare NiO and Co3O4. The GCE-modified electrode is highly sensitive towards urea, with a linear response (R-2 = 0.99) over the concentration range 0.01-5 mM and with a detection limit of 1.0 mu M. The proposed non-enzymatic urea sensor is highly selective even in the presence of common interferents such as glucose, uric acid, and ascorbic acid. This new urea sensor has good viability for urea analysis in urine samples and can represent a significant advancement in the field, owing to the simple and cost-effective fabrication of electrodes, which can be used as a promising analytical tool for urea estimation.

  • 4.
    Atxabal, Ainhoa
    et al.
    CIC NanoGUNE, Spain.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Arnold, Thorsten
    Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
    Sun, Xiangnan
    National Centre Nanosci and Technology, Peoples R China.
    Parui, Subir
    CIC NanoGUNE, Spain.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Gozalvez, Cristian
    University of Basque Country UPV EHU, Spain.
    Llopis, Roger
    CIC NanoGUNE, Spain.
    Mateo-Alonso, Aurelio
    University of Basque Country UPV EHU, Spain; Basque Fdn Science, Spain.
    Casanova, Felix
    CIC NanoGUNE, Spain; Basque Fdn Science, Spain.
    Ortmann, Frank
    Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Hueso, Luis E.
    CIC NanoGUNE, Spain; Basque Fdn Science, Spain.
    Energy Level Alignment at Metal/Solution-Processed Organic Semiconductor Interfaces2017Inngår i: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 29, nr 19, artikkel-id 1606901Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy barriers between the metal Fermi energy and the molecular levels of organic semiconductor devoted to charge transport play a fundamental role in the performance of organic electronic devices. Typically, techniques such as electron photoemission spectroscopy, Kelvin probe measurements, and in-device hot-electron spectroscopy have been applied to study these interfacial energy barriers. However, so far there has not been any direct method available for the determination of energy barriers at metal interfaces with n-type polymeric semiconductors. This study measures and compares metal/solution-processed electron-transporting polymer interface energy barriers by in-device hot-electron spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy. It not only demonstrates in-device hot-electron spectroscopy as a direct and reliable technique for these studies but also brings it closer to technological applications by working ex situ under ambient conditions. Moreover, this study determines that the contamination layer coming from air exposure does not play any significant role on the energy barrier alignment for charge transport. The theoretical model developed for this work confirms all the experimental observations.

  • 5.
    Bai, Sai
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. Univ Oxford, England.
    Da, Peimei
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Li, Cheng
    Univ Bayreuth, Germany; Xiamen Univ, Peoples R China.
    Wang, Zhiping
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Yuan, Zhongcheng
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fu, Fan
    Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland.
    Kawecki, Maciej
    Empa, Switzerland; Univ Basel, Switzerland.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Sakai, Nobuya
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Wang, Jacob Tse-Wei
    CSIRO Energy, Australia.
    Huettner, Sven
    Univ Bayreuth, Germany.
    Buecheler, Stephan
    Empa Swiss Fed Labs Mat Sci and Technol, Switzerland.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. Univ Oxford, England.
    Snaith, Henry J.
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Planar perovskite solar cells with long-term stability using ionic liquid additives2019Inngår i: Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, E-ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 571, nr 7764, s. 245-250Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Solar cells based on metal halide perovskites are one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies(1-4). Over the past few years, the long-term operational stability of such devices has been greatly improved by tuning the composition of the perovskites(5-9), optimizing the interfaces within the device structures(10-13), and using new encapsulation techniques(14,15). However, further improvements are required in order to deliver a longer-lasting technology. Ion migration in the perovskite active layer-especially under illumination and heat-is arguably the most difficult aspect to mitigate(16-18). Here we incorporate ionic liquids into the perovskite film and thence into positive-intrinsic-negative photovoltaic devices, increasing the device efficiency and markedly improving the long-term device stability. Specifically, we observe a degradation in performance of only around five per cent for the most stable encapsulated device under continuous simulated full-spectrum sunlight for more than 1,800 hours at 70 to 75 degrees Celsius, and estimate that the time required for the device to drop to eighty per cent of its peak performance is about 5,200 hours. Our demonstration of long-term operational, stable solar cells under intense conditions is a key step towards a reliable perovskite photovoltaic technology.

  • 6.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    East China Normal Univ, Peoples R China.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Wang, Chuan Fei
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Interfaces of (Ultra)thin Polymer Films in Organic Electronics2019Inngår i: Advanced Materials Interfaces, ISSN 2196-7350, Vol. 6, nr 1, artikkel-id 1800897Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this short review the energy level alignment of interfaces involving solution-processed conjugated polymer (and soluble small molecules) films is described. Some general material properties of conjugated polymers and their solution-processed films are introduced, and the basic physics involved in energy level alignment at their interfaces is then discussed. An overview of energy level bending in (ultra)thin conjugated polymer films (often referred to as "band bending") is given and the effects of ion-containing interlayers typically used in organic electronic devices such as polymer light emitting diodes and organic bulk heterojunction solar cells are explored. The review finishes by describing a few of the available computational models useful for predicting and/or modeling energy level alignment at interfaces of solution-processed polymer films and discusses their respective strengths and weaknesses.

  • 7.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fabiano, Simone
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Andersson, Mattias
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Sun, Zhengyi
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Energy Level Bending in Ultrathin Polymer Layers Obtained through Langmuir-Shafer Deposition2016Inngår i: Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN 1616-301X, E-ISSN 1616-3028, Vol. 26, nr 7, s. 1077-1084Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The semiconductor-electrode interface impacts the function and the performance of (opto) electronic devices. For printed organic electronics the electrode surface is not atomically clean leading to weakly interacting interfaces. As a result, solution-processed organic ultrathin films on electrodes typically form islands due to dewetting. It has therefore been utterly difficult to achieve homogenous ultrathin conjugated polymer films. This has made the investigation of the correct energetics of the conjugated polymer-electrode interface impossible. Also, this has hampered the development of devices including ultrathin conjugated polymer layers. Here, LangmuirShafer-manufactured homogenous mono-and multilayers of semiconducting polymers on metal electrodes are reported and the energy level bending using photoelectron spectroscopy is tracked. The amorphous films display an abrupt energy level bending that does not extend beyond the first monolayer. These findings provide new insights of the energetics of the polymer-electrode interface and opens up for new high-performing devices based on ultrathin semiconducting polymers.

  • 8.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fabiano, Simone
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Andersson, Mattias
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Sun, Zhengyi
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    The energetics of the semiconducting polymer-electrode interface for solution-processed electronicsManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The semiconductor-electrode interface impacts the function and the performance of (opto-)electronic devices. For printed organic electronics the electrode surface is not atomically clean leading to weakly interacting interfaces. As a result, solution-processed organic ultra-thin films on electrodes typically form islands due to de-wetting. It has therefore been utterly difficult to achieve homogenous ultrathin conjugated polymer films. This has made the investigation of the correct energetics of the conjugated polymer-electrode interface impossible. Also, this has hampered the development of devices including ultra-thin conjugated polymer layers. Here, we report Langmuir-Shäfer-manufactured homogenous mono- and multilayers of semiconducting polymers on metal electrodes and track the energy level bending using photoelectron spectroscopy. The amorphous films display an abrupt energy level bending that does not extend beyond the first monolayer. Our findings provide new insights of the energetics of the polymer-electrode interface and opens up for new high-performing devices based on ultra-thin semiconducting polymers.

  • 9.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Oxygen- and Water-Based Degradation in [6,6]-Phenyl-C-61-Butyric Acid Methyl Ester (PCBM) Films2014Inngår i: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 4, nr 6Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Effects of in situ oxygen/water exposure on the energetics of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) films are presented. For oxygen exposure, the work function is downshifted by ≈0.15 eV compared to the ideal integer charge transfer (ICT) curve for pristine PCBM, which is incompatible with significant introduction of electron trap states or p-doping. Water induces the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) structure to undergo strong, irreversible modifications accompanied by a chemical interaction with PCBM.

  • 10.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Energetics at Doped Conjugated Polymer/Electrode Interfaces2015Inngår i: ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, ISSN 2196-7350, Vol. 2, nr 2Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 11.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. East China Normal University, Peoples R China.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Li, Yanqing
    Soochow University, Peoples R China.
    Tang, Jianxin
    Soochow University, Peoples R China.
    Duan, Chungang
    East China Normal University, Peoples R China.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Energy Level Alignment of N-Doping Fullerenes and Fullerene Derivatives Using Air-Stable Dopant2017Inngår i: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 9, nr 40, s. 35476-35482Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Doping has been proved to be one of the powerful technologies to achieve significant improvement in the performance of organic electronic devices. Herein, we systematically map out the interface properties of solution-processed air-stable n-type (4(1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzoimidazol-2-yl)phenyl) doping fullerenes and fullerene derivatives and establish a universal energy level alignment scheme for this class of n-doped system. At low doping levels at which the charge-transfer doping induces mainly bound charges, the energy level alignment of the n-doping organic semiconductor can be described by combining integer charger transfer-induced shifts with a so-called double-dipole step. At high doping levels, significant densities of free charges are generated and the charge flows between the organic film and the conducting electrodes equilibrating the Fermi level in a classic "depletion layer" scheme. Moreover, we demonstrate that the model holds for both n- and p-doping of pi-backbone molecules and polymers. With the results, we provide wide guidance for identifying the application of the current organic n-type doping technology in organic electronics.

  • 12.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. East China Normal Univ, Peoples R China; Soochow Univ, Peoples R China.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Yang, Jianming
    East China Normal Univ, Peoples R China.
    Li, Yanqing
    Soochow Univ, Peoples R China.
    Tang, Jianxin
    Soochow Univ, Peoples R China.
    Duan, Chungang
    East China Normal Univ, Peoples R China.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    The Effect of Oxygen Uptake on Charge Injection Barriers in Conjugated Polymer Films2018Inngår i: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 10, nr 7, s. 6491-6497Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The energy offset between the electrode Fermi level and organic semiconductor transport levels is a key parameter controlling the charge injection barrier and hence efficiency of organic electronic devices. Here, we systematically explore the effect of in situ oxygen exposure on energetics in n-type conjugated polymer P(NDI2OD-T2) films. The analysis reveals that an interfacial potential step is introduced for a series of P(NDI2OD-T2) electrode contacts, causing a nearly constant downshift of the vacuum level, while the ionization energies versus vacuum level remain constant. These findings are attributed to the establishment of a so-called double-dipole step via motion of charged molecules and will modify the charge injection barriers at electrode contact. We further demonstrate that the same behavior occurs when oxygen interacts with p-type polymer TQ1 films, indicating it is possible to be a universal effect for organic semiconductOrs.

  • 13.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Yanqing, Li
    Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, P.R. China.
    Jianxin, Tang
    Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, P.R. China.
    Chungang, Duan
    Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Intermixing Effect on Electronic Structures of TQ1:PC71BM Bulk Heterojunction in Organic Photovoltaics2017Inngår i: Solar RRL, ISSN 2367-198X, Vol. 1, nr 10, artikkel-id 1700142Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The interface energetics and intermixing effects of the donor/acceptor bulk heterojunction (BHJ) blends of poly[2,3‐bis‐(3‐octyloxyphenyl) quinoxaline‐5, 8‐dilyl‐alt‐thiophene‐2, 5‐diyl]: [6,6]‐phenyl C71butyric acid methyl ester (TQ1:PC71BM) have been investigated using ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) in combination with the integer charge transfer model. The TQ1:PC71BM represents the useful model system for BHJ organic photovoltaics featuring effective charge generation and transport. It finds out that the positive integer charge state of TQ1 are equal in energy to the negative integer charge state of PC71BM, leading to a negligible potential step at TQ1:PC71BM interface and thus the vacuum level alignment. It is observed that the TQ1 accumulates on the top of TQ1:PC71BM BHJ and UPS spectra as function of various blend ratios suggest that the TQ1 mixes finely with PC71BM with the little work function modification in a wide range. In addition, no significant influence of the long‐range Coulomb interactions or the intermolecular hybridization on the occupied electronic structures is present for the well‐intermixed TQ1:PC71BM BHJs. These findings provide deep insights into the properties of BHJ blends and are beneficial for the performance optimization in organic photovoltaics.

  • 14.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Wang, Ergang
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Fang, Junfeng
    Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo, PR China.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, P. R. China.
    Braun, Slawomirslama19
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Regular Energetics at Conjugated Electrolyte/Electrode Modifier for Organic Electronics and Their Implications of Design Rules2015Inngår i: Advanced Materials Interfaces, ISSN 2196-7350, Vol. 2, nr 12, s. 1-6, artikkel-id 1500204Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Regular energetics at a conjugated electrolyte/electrode modifier are found and controlled by equilibration of the Fermi level and an additional interface double dipole step induced by ionic functionality. Based on the results, design rules for conjugated electrolyte/electrode modifiers to achieve the smallest charge injection/exaction barrier and break through the current thickness limitation are proposed.

  • 15.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Xia, Yuxin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Biomolekylär och Organisk Elektronik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kauffmann, Louis-Dominique
    GenesInk, France.
    Margeat, Olivier
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Ackermann, Jorg
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Effects of ultraviolet soaking on surface electronic structures of solution processed ZnO nanoparticle films in polymer solar cells2014Inngår i: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN 2050-7488, Vol. 2, nr 41, s. 17676-17682Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We systematically show the effect of UV-light soaking on surface electronic structures and chemical states of solution processed ZnO nanoparticle (ZnONP) films in UHV, dry air and UV-ozone. UV exposure in UHV induces a slight decrease in work function and surface-desorption of chemisorbed oxygen, whereas UV exposure in the presence of oxygen causes an increase in work function due to oxygen atom vacancy filling in the ZnO matrix. We demonstrate that UV-light soaking in combination with vacuum or oxygen can tune the work function of the ZnONP films over a range exceeding 1 eV. Based on photovoltaic performance and diode measurements, we conclude that the oxygen atom vacancy filling occurs mainly at the surface of the ZnONP films and that the films consequently retain their n-type behavior despite a significant increase in the measured work function.

  • 16.
    Bao, Qinye
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandberg, Oskar
    Abo Akad University, Finland.
    Dagnelund, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sanden, Simon
    Abo Akad University, Finland.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Aarnio, Harri
    Abo Akad University, Finland.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Weimin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Osterbacka, Ronald
    Abo Akad University, Finland.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Trap-Assisted Recombination via Integer Charge Transfer States in Organic Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaics2014Inngår i: Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN 1616-301X, E-ISSN 1616-3028, Vol. 24, nr 40, s. 6309-6316Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Organic photovoltaics are under intense development and significant focus has been placed on tuning the donor ionization potential and acceptor electron affinity to optimize open circuit voltage. Here, it is shown that for a series of regioregular-poly(3-hexylthiophene): fullerene bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaic devices with pinned electrodes, integer charge transfer states present in the dark and created as a consequence of Fermi level equilibrium at BHJ have a profound effect on open circuit voltage. The integer charge transfer state formation causes vacuum level misalignment that yields a roughly constant effective donor ionization potential to acceptor electron affinity energy difference at the donor-acceptor interface, even though there is a large variation in electron affinity for the fullerene series. The large variation in open circuit voltage for the corresponding device series instead is found to be a consequence of trap-assisted recombination via integer charge transfer states. Based on the results, novel design rules for optimizing open circuit voltage and performance of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells are proposed.

  • 17.
    Battocchio, Chiara
    et al.
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Concolato, Sofia
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    De Santis, Serena
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Iucci, Giovanna
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Santi, Marta
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Sotgiu, Giovanni
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Orsini, Monica
    Roma Tre Univ, Italy.
    Chitosan functionalization of titanium and Ti6Al4V alloy with chloroacetic acid as linker agent2019Inngår i: Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems, ISSN 0928-4931, E-ISSN 1873-0191, Vol. 99, s. 1133-1140Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, a new covalent grafting of chitosan on titanium and Ti6Al4V alloy surfaces is reported using chloroacetic acid as linker agent. Good results were obtained both on titanium and on Ti6Al4V alloy. The effect of the surface acid pretreatments on the subsequent functionalization with chitosan is evaluated. The morphological aspect of acid etched metal surfaces before chitosan grafting has been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The presence of carboxylic groups on metal surfaces and then the efficiency of chitosan covalent immobilization were detected by Fourier transformed infrared-Attenuated Total Reflectance (FTIR-ATR) and X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Cyclic voltammetry tests, using the functionalized titanium and Ti6Al4V samples as electrodes, were conducted in different aqueous solutions, to detect the presence of the homogeneous overlayer of chitosan on the surface, and to evaluate the importance of the carboxyl groups as linker agent.

  • 18.
    Ben Dkhil, Sadok
    et al.
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Duche, David
    University of Toulon and Var, France.
    Gaceur, Meriem
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Thakur, Anil K.
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Bencheikh Aboura, Fatima
    University of Toulon and Var, France.
    Escoubas, Ludovic
    University of Toulon and Var, France.
    Simon, Jean-Jacques
    University of Toulon and Var, France.
    Guerrero, Antonio
    University of Jaume 1, Spain.
    Bisquert, Juan
    University of Jaume 1, Spain; King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
    Garcia-Belmonte, Germa
    University of Jaume 1, Spain.
    Bao, Qinye
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Videlot-Ackermann, Christine
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Margeat, Olivier
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Ackermann, Joerg
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Interplay of Optical, Morphological, and Electronic Effects of ZnO Optical Spacers in Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells2014Inngår i: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, ISSN 1614-6832, Vol. 4, nr 18, s. 1400805-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Optical spacers based on metal oxide layers have been intensively studied in poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) based polymer solar cells for optimizing light distribution inside the device, but to date, the potential of such a metal oxide spacer to improve the electronic performance of the polymer solar cells simultaneously has not yet be investigated. Here, a detailed study of performance improvement in high efficient polymer solar cells by insertion of solution-processed ZnO optical spacer using ethanolamine surface modification is reported. Insertion of the modified ZnO optical spacer strongly improves the performance of polymer solar cells even in the absence of an increase in light absorption. The electric improvements of the device are related to improved electron extraction, reduced contact barrier, and reduced recombination at the cathode. Importantly, it is shown for the first time that the morphology of optical spacer layer is a crucial parameter to obtain highly efficient solar cells in normal device structures. By optimizing optical spacer effects, contact resistance, and morphology of ZnO optical spacers, poly[[4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl) oxy] benzo[1,2-b: 4,5-b] dithiophene-2,6diyl] [3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl) carbonyl] thieno[3,4-b] thiophenediyl]] (PTB7):[6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid (PC70 BM) bulk heterojunction solar cells with conversion efficiency of 7.6% are obtained in normal device structures with all-solution-processed interlayers.

  • 19.
    Ben Dkhil, Sadok
    et al.
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Gaceur, Meriem
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Karim Diallo, Abdou
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Didane, Yahia
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Margeat, Olivier
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Ackermann, Jorg
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Videlot-Ackermann, Christine
    Aix Marseille University, France.
    Reduction of Charge-Carrier Recombination at ZnO Polymer Blend Interfaces in PTB7-Based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Using Regular Device Structure: Impact of ZnO Nanoparticle Size and Surfactant2017Inngår i: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 9, nr 20, s. 17257-17265Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Cathode interfacial layers, also called electron extraction layers (EELs), based on zinc oxide (ZnO) have been studied in polymer-blend solar cells toward optimization of the opto-electric properties. Bulk heterojunction solar cells based on poly( {4, 8-bis [(2- ethylhexyl) oxy]b enzo [1,2- b :4,5-b dithiophene-2,6-diyl}{3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl)carbonyl]- thieno[3,4-b]thiophenediy1}) (PTB7) and [6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PC70BM) were realized in regular structure with all-solution-processed interlayers. A pair of commercially available surfactants, ethanolamine (EA) and ethylene glycol (EG), were used to modify the surface of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) in alcohol-based dispersion. The influence of ZnO particle size was also studied by preparing dispersions of two NP diameters (6 versus 11 nm). Here, we show that performance improvement can be obtained in polymer solar cells via the use of solution-processed ZnO EELs based on surface-modified nanoparticles. By the optimizing of the ZnO dispersion, surfactant ratio, and the resulting morphology of EELs, PTB7/PC70BM solar cells with a power-conversion efficiency of 8.2% could be obtained using small sized EG-modified ZnO NPs that allow the clear enhancement of the performance of solution processed photovoltaic devices compared to state-of-the-art ZnO-based cathode layers.

  • 20.
    Bhatt, Pramod
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kanciurzewska, A
    Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan.
    de Jong, M. P.
    University of Twente.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Electronic structure of thin film iron-tetracyanoethylene: Fe(TCNE)x2009Inngår i: Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, ISSN 0947-8396, E-ISSN 1432-0630, Vol. 95, nr 1, s. 131-138Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Thin film iron-tetracyanoethylene Fe(TCNE) x , x∼2, as determined by photoelectron spectroscopy, was grown in situ under ultra-high vacuum conditions using a recently developed physical vapor deposition-based technique for fabrication of oxygen- and precursor-free organic-based molecular magnets. Photoelectron spectroscopy results show no spurious trace elements in the films, and the iron is of Fe2+ valency. The highest occupied molecular orbital of Fe(TCNE) x is located at ∼1.7 eV vs. Fermi level and is derived mainly from the TCNE singly occupied molecular orbital according to photoelectron spectroscopy and resonant photoelectron spectroscopy results. The Fe(3d)-derived states appear at higher binding energy, ∼4.5 eV, which is in contrast to V(TCNE)2 where the highest occupied molecular orbital is mainly derived from V(3d) states. Fitting ligand field multiplet and charge transfer multiplet calculations to the Fe L-edge near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectrum yields a high-spin Fe2+ (3d6) configuration with a crystal field parameter 10Dq∼0.6 eV for the Fe(TCNE) x system. We propose that the significantly weaker Fe-TCNE ligand interaction as compared to the room temperature magnet V(TCNE)2 (10Dq∼2.3 eV) is a strongly contributing factor to the substantially lower magnetic ordering temperature (T C ) seen for Fe(TCNE) x -type magnets.

  • 21.
    Bhatt, Pramod
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kanciurzewska, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kapilashrami, Mukes
    Division of Engineering Material Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Belova, Liubov
    Division of Engineering Material Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rao, K V
    Division of Engineering Material Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ferromagnetism above room temperature in nickel–tetracyanoethylene thin films2009Inngår i: Journal of Materials Chemistry, ISSN 0959-9428, E-ISSN 1364-5501, Vol. 19, nr 36, s. 6610-6615Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Room temperature ferromagnetic ordering is reported in Ni–tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) thin films fabricated on Au substrates using physical vapor deposition (PVD) under ultra high vacuum conditions. This technique enables the preparation of very clean films without having any kind of contamination from oxygen-containing species, solvents or precursor molecules. Film stoichiometry was obtained from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. XPS derived stoichiometry points to a 1 : 2 ratio between Ni and TCNE resulting in Ni(TCNE)x, x ≈ 2. No evidence of pure Ni metal in the in situ grown films was present in the XPS or the ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurements within the detection limits of the techniques.

  • 22.
    Bhatt, Pramod
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Rao, K. V.
    Division of Engineering Material Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Room temperature magnetism in thin film nickel-tetracynoethyleneManuskript (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Room temperature magnetic ordering is reported in Ni-Tetracynoethelene (TCNE) thin films fabricated on gold substrates using physical vapor deposition (PVD) under ultra high vacuum conditions. This technique enables preparation of very clean films without having any kind of contamination from oxygen-containing species, solvents or precursor molecules. Film thickness and stoichiometry were obtained from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. XPS derived stoichiometry points to a 1:2 ratio between Ni and TCNE resulting in Ni(TCNE)x, x ~ 2. No evidence of pure Ni metal in the in situ grown films were present in the XPS and UPS measurements within the detection limits of the techniques.

  • 23.
    Bhatt, Pramond
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chaudhari, S. M.
    UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, India.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Influence of Ti layer thickness on solid state amorphization and magnetic properties of annealed Ti/Ni multilayer2007Inngår i: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, Vol. 37, nr 19, s. 376210-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Annealing induced SSR (solid state reaction) leading to amorphization and magnetic properties as a function of Ti layer thickness has been investigated using XRD (x-ray diffraction), GIXRR (grazing incidence x-ray reflectivity) and MOKE (magneto-optical Kerr effect) measurements. [Ti(t Å)/Ni(50 Å)] × 10 ML samples where t = 30, 50 and 70 Å have been prepared by using electron beam evaporation technique under ultra-high vacuum conditions at room temperature. The amorphization process was carefully studied using XRD and GIXRR techniques showing that the SSA (solid state amorphization) temperature gradually decreases with increasing Ti layer thickness. Corresponding MOKE measurements show a magnetic to non-magnetic transition near the amorphization temperature (TA) with annealing, for each of the Ti layer thicknesses, due to crystalline Ti–Ni alloy phase formation at interfaces. The saturation magnetization and coercivity were also modified with Ti layer thickness variation. In addition to this, anisotropy developed with Ti layer thickness and diminished with increasing annealing temperatures. All these magnetic changes due to Ti layer thickness variations are interpreted in terms of amorphization and micro-structural changes near the SSA temperature.

  • 24.
    Braun, Slawomir
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fermi level equilibrium at donor-acceptor interfaces in multi-layered thin film stack of TTF and TCNQ2010Inngår i: Organic electronics, ISSN 1566-1199, E-ISSN 1878-5530, Vol. 11, nr 2, s. 212-217Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Organic hetero-junctions in multi-layered thin film stacks comprising alternate layers of the molecular donor-tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and the acceptor - tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ), have been studied by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy ( UPS). We show that the energy level alignment at the organic-organic interfaces in the stacks depends only upon the relative energy structure of the donor and acceptor molecules, in particular, the molecular integer charge transfer (ICT) states. The observed interfacial dipoles, across the multi-layered organic stacks, correspond to the difference in energy between the positive and the negative charge transfer states of the molecules constituting the interface. Consequently, Fermi level across the multi-layer system is pinned to those states, since the energetic conditions for the charge transfer across the interface are fulfilled. Hence the energy level alignment at donor - acceptor interfaces studied can be rationalized on the basis of integer charge transfer model (ICT-model). Moreover, we present the photoelectron spectra where 0.85 eV shift of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of TTF during formation of TCNQ over-layer is directly observed. These studies contribute to the understanding of the nature of the offset between the frontier electronic levels of the donor and acceptor components which is of high importance in the engineering of efficient organic solar cells.

  • 25.
    Braun, Slawomir
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Energy-Level Alignment at Organic/Metal and Organic/Organic Interfaces2009Inngår i: ADVANCED MATERIALS, ISSN 0935-9648, Vol. 21, nr 14-15, s. 1450-1472Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this Review, we summarize recent work on modeling of organic/metal and organic/organic interfaces. Some of the models discussed have a semiempirical approach, that is, experimentally derived values are used in combination with theory, and others rely completely of calculations. The models are categorized according to the types of interfaces they apply to, and the strength of the interaction at the interface has been used as the main factor. We explain the basics of the models, their use, and give examples on how the models correlate with experimental results. We stress that given the complexity of organic/metal and organic/organic interface formation, it is crucial to know the exact way in which the interface was formed before choosing the model that is applicable, as none of the models presented covers the whole range of interface interaction strengths (weak physisorption to strong chemisorption).

  • 26.
    Brocks, Geert
    et al.
    University of Twente, Netherlands.
    Cakir, Deniz
    University of Twente, Netherlands.
    Bokdam, Menno
    University of Twente, Netherlands.
    de Jong, Michel P
    University of Twente, Netherlands .
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Charge equilibration and potential steps in organic semiconductor multilayers2012Inngår i: Organic electronics, ISSN 1566-1199, E-ISSN 1878-5530, Vol. 13, nr 10, s. 1793-1801Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Substantial potential steps similar to 0.5 eV are frequently observed in organic multilayers of donor and acceptor molecules. Often such potential steps depend on the order in which the individual layers are deposited, or on which substrate they are deposited. In this paper we outline a model for these potential steps, based upon integer charge transfer between donors and acceptors, charge equilibration across the multilayer, and simple electrostatics. Each donor, acceptor, or substrate material is characterized by a pinning level, and the potential profile can be deduced from the sequential order of the layers, and the differences between their pinning levels. For particular orderings we predict that intrinsic potential differences lead to electric fields across individual layers, which may falsely be interpreted as band bending.

  • 27.
    Bröms, P.
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Xing, K. Z.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Salaneck, William R.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Dannetun, Per
    Groupe de Physique des Solides, Tour 23-2, place Jussieu, F-752 51 Paris Cedex 05, France.
    Cornil, J.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Santos, D.A. dos
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Brédas, J. L.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Moratti, S. C.
    University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK.
    Holmes, A. B.
    University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK.
    Friend, R. H.
    Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK.
    Optical absorption studies of sodium doped poly(cyanoterephthalylidene)1994Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 67, nr 1-3, s. 93-96Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of doping poly(cyanoterephthalylidene) with sodium in ultrahighvacuum been studied by optical absorption spectroscopy. Upon doping, new optical transitions are observed within the bandgap; the characteristics of these transitions are consistent with the formation of bipolarons. The optical absorption results are confirmed by direct measurements of the doping-induced gap states using ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy.

  • 28.
    Bubnova, Olga
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ullah Khan, Zia
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Malti, Abdellah
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Optimization of the thermoelectric figure of merit in the conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)2011Inngår i: NATURE MATERIALS, ISSN 1476-1122, Vol. 10, nr 6, s. 429-433Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) transform a heat flow into electricity. Thermoelectric materials are being investigated for electricity production from waste heat (co-generation) and natural heat sources. For temperatures below 200 degrees C, the best commercially available inorganic semiconductors are bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3)-based alloys, which possess a figure of merit ZT close to one(1). Most of the recently discovered thermoelectric materials with ZT andgt; 2 exhibit one common property, namely their low lattice thermal conductivities(2,3). Nevertheless, a high ZT value is not enough to create a viable technology platform for energy harvesting. To generate electricity from large volumes of warm fluids, heat exchangers must be functionalized with TEGs. This requires thermoelectric materials that are readily synthesized, air stable, environmentally friendly and solution processable to create patterns on large areas. Here we show that conducting polymers might be capable of meeting these demands. The accurate control of the oxidation level in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) combined with its low intrinsic thermal conductivity (lambda = D 0.37W m(-1) K-1) yields a ZT = 0.25 at room temperature that approaches the values required for efficient devices.

  • 29.
    Bubnova, Olga
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ullah Khan, Zia
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wang, Hui
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Evans, Drew R.
    University of S Australia, Australia .
    Fabretto, Manrico
    University of S Australia, Australia .
    Hojati-Talemi, Pejman
    University of S Australia, Australia .
    Dagnelund, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Arlin, Jean-Baptiste
    University of Libre Brussels, Belgium .
    Geerts, Yves H.
    University of Libre Brussels, Belgium .
    Desbief, Simon
    University of Mons, Belgium .
    Breiby, Dag W.
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Norway .
    Andreasen, Jens W.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark .
    Lazzaroni, Roberto
    University of Mons, Belgium .
    Chen, Weimin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Zozoulenko, Igor
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Murphy, Peter J.
    University of S Australia, Australia .
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Semi-metallic polymers2014Inngår i: Nature Materials, ISSN 1476-1122, E-ISSN 1476-4660, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 190-194Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Polymers are lightweight, flexible, solution-processable materials that are promising for low-cost printed electronics as well as for mass-produced and large-area applications. Previous studies demonstrated that they can possess insulating, semiconducting or metallic properties; here we report that polymers can also be semi-metallic. Semi-metals, exemplified by bismuth, graphite and telluride alloys, have no energy bandgap and a very low density of states at the Fermi level. Furthermore, they typically have a higher Seebeck coefficient and lower thermal conductivities compared with metals, thus being suitable for thermoelectric applications. We measure the thermoelectric properties of various poly( 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) samples, and observe a marked increase in the Seebeck coefficient when the electrical conductivity is enhanced through molecular organization. This initiates the transition from a Fermi glass to a semi-metal. The high Seebeck value, the metallic conductivity at room temperature and the absence of unpaired electron spins makes polymer semi-metals attractive for thermoelectrics and spintronics.

  • 30.
    Cakir, Deniz
    et al.
    University of Twente.
    Bokdam, Menno
    University of Twente.
    de Jong, Michel P
    University of Twente.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Brocks, Geert
    University of Twente.
    Modeling charge transfer at organic donor-acceptor semiconductor interfaces2012Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 100, nr 20, s. 203302-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We develop an integer charge transfer model for the potential steps observed at interfaces between donor and acceptor molecular semiconductors. The potential step can be expressed as the difference between the Fermi energy pinning levels of electrons on the acceptor material and holes on the donor material, as determined from metal-organic semiconductor contacts. These pinning levels can be obtained from simple density functional theory calculations.

  • 31.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Gao, B.
    Kanciurzewska, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    de Jong, Michel P
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wu, Z.
    Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.
    Luo, Y.
    Department of Theoretical Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Near-edge x-ray absorption studies of Na-doped tetracyanoethylene films: A model system for the V(TCNE)x room-temperature molecular magnet2008Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 77, s. 054420-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    V(TCNE)x, with TCNE=tetracyanoethylene and x~2, is an organic-based molecular magnet with potential to be used in spintronic devices. With the aim of shedding light on the unoccupied frontier electronic structure of V(TCNE)x we have studied pristine TCNE and sodium-intercalated TCNE by near edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy as well as with theoretical calculations. Sodium-intercalated TCNE was used as a model system of the more complex V(TCNE)x and both experimental and theoretical results of the model compound have been used to interpret the NEXAFS spectra of V(TCNE)x. By comparing the experimental and theoretical C K-edge of pristine TCNE, the contributions from the various carbon species (cyano and vinyl) could be disentangled. Upon fully sodium intercalation, TCNE is n doped with one electron per molecule and the features in the C and N K-edge spectra of pristine TCNE undergo strong modification caused by partially filling the TCNE lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO). When comparing the C and N K-edge NEXAFS spectra of fully sodium-doped TCNE with V(TCNE)x, the spectra are similar except for broadening of the features which originates from structural disorder of the V(TCNE)x films. The combined results from the model system and V(TCNE)x suggest that the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital with density on the nitrogen atoms in V(TCNE)x has no significant hybridization with vanadium and is similar to the so-called singly occupied molecular orbital of the TCNE anion. This suggests that the LUMO of V(TCNE)x is TCNE or vanadiumlike, in contrast to the frontier occupied electronic structure where the highest occupied molecular orbital is a hybridization between V(3d) and cyano carbons. The completely different nature of the unoccupied and occupied frontier electronic structure of the material will most likely affect both charge injection and transport properties of a spintronic device featuring V(TCNE)x.

  • 32.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kanciurzewska, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    de Jong, Michel P
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    The unoccupied electronic structure of the semi-conducting room temperature molecular magnet V(TCNE)22008Inngår i: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 452, nr 1-3, s. 173-177Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The unoccupied electronic structure of the organic-based magnet V(TCNE)x (TCNE = tetracyanoethylene, x~2) has been studied with near edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) and with photoelectron spectroscopy (PES). By studying V(TCNE)x upon sodium-doping, the electron-accepting state, i.e. the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of V(TCNE)x was shown mainly to be localized on (TCNE)--units in contrast to the hole-accepting state, i.e. the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO), which previously was assigned primarily to be V(3d)-derived. This study also showed that there are trap states for electron transport located below the (TCNE)2- level, likely leading to decreased electron mobility.

  • 33.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kanciurzewska, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nordblad, Per
    Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, S-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Air-stable organic-based semiconducting room temperature thin film magnet for spintronics applications2008Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 92, nr 16, s. 163308-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we report on a preparation method of vanadium tetracyanoethylene, V(TCNE)x, an organic-based semiconducting room temperature thin film magnet. Previously, this compound has been reported to be extremely air sensitive but this preparation method leads to V(TCNE)x, which can retain its magnetic ordering at least several weeks in air. The electronic structure has been studied by photoelectron spectroscopy and the magnetic properties by superconducting quantum interference device. The properties mentioned above, in combination with complete spin polarization, makes this air-stable V(TCNE)x a very promising material for spintronic devices.

  • 34.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Zhan, Yiqiang
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    de Jong, M. P.
    MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Electronic structure of thin film cobalt tetracyanoethylene, Co(TCNE)x2010Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 161, nr 17-18, s. 1892-1897Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    V(TCNE)x, TCNE=tetracyanoethylene, x~2, is a semiconducting organicbased magnet and one of very few organic-based magnets with critical temperature above room temperature (RT). With the aim to understand the key design criteria for achieving RT organic-based magnets we have started to study the electronic and chemical structure of members of the M(TCNE)x family with significantly lower critical temperatures than V(TCNE)x. In this paper, Co(TCNE)x, x~2, (Tc~44 K, derived from its powder form) were prepared by a method based on physical vapor deposition, resulting in oxygen-free thin films. The results propose Co(TCNE)x to contain to local bonding disorder in contrast to V(TCNE)x thin films, which can be grown virtually defect free. In addition, the Co L-edge does not show any pronounced fine structure, suggesting the crystal field to be very weak. By using a variety of photoemission and X-ray absorption techniques the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of Co(TCNE)x was determined to mainly be TCNE-derived while the states originating from Co(3d) are localized at higher binding energies. This is in stark contrast to V(TCNE)x where V(3d) is mainly responsible for the HOMO. As the HOMO of Fe(TCNE)x (Tc~121 K, derived from its powder form) is TCNE-derived these results show that Co(TCNE)x is more similar to Fe(TCNE)x than to V(TCNE)x in terms of electronic structure.

  • 35.
    Carlegrim, Elin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Zhan, Yiqiang
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Li, Fenghong
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Characterization of the Ni/V(TCNE)x interface for hybrid spintronics applications2010Inngår i: Organic electronics, ISSN 1566-1199, E-ISSN 1878-5530, Vol. 11, nr 6, s. 1020-1024Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Vanadium tetracyanoethylene, V(TCNE)x, is an organic-based magnet with properties suitable for spintronics applications, e.g. spin valves. In this paper we propose a new hybrid organic spin valve design where V(TCNE)x is used as a spin-transporting and spin-filtering layer sandwiched between two ferromagnetic (FM) metal contacts, i.e. FM/V(TCNE)x/FM. As the spin injection and detection of such a device occurs at the interfaces the quality of those are of crucial importance. Therefore, the Ni/V(TCNE)x interface has been investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and near edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS) as well as compared with XPS results from a model system, Ni/TCNE. Ni chemically interact with both the vinyl and cyano groups but there is no evidence for significant diffusion of Ni into the V(TCNE)x film. As the chemical interaction affects the spin injection and detection negatively by modifying the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) and destroying the magnetic ordering network at the surface, these results indicate that there is need for a buffer layer between V(TCNE)x and Ni, and in extension most likely between V(TCNE)x and any FM contact.

  • 36.
    Chen, Miaoxiang
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Perzon, E.
    Materials and Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Robinson, Nathaniel D
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jönsson, Stina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Andersson, Mike
    Materials and Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Low band gap donor–acceptor–donor polymers for infra-red electroluminescence and transistors2004Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 146, nr 3, s. 233-236Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on transistors and light-emitting diodes using a conjugated polymer consisting of alternated segments of fluorene units and low-band gap donor–acceptor–donor (D–A–D) units. The D–A–D segment includes two electron-donating thiophene rings combined with a thiadiazolo-quinoxaline unit, which is electron withdrawing to its nature. The resulting polymer is conjugated and has a band gap of around 1.27 eV. Here we present the corresponding electro- and photoluminescence spectra, which both peak at approximately 1 μm. Single layer light-emitting diodes demonstrated external quantum efficiencies from 0.03% to 0.05%. The polymer was employed as active material in thin film transistors, a field-effect mobility of 3 × 10−3 cm2/V s and current on/off ratio of 104 were achieved at ambient atmosphere.

  • 37.
    Chen, Miaoxiang
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Perzon, Erik
    Materials and Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden .
    Andersson, Mats R.
    Materials and Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden .
    Marcinkevicius, Saulius
    Department of Microelectronics and Information Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden .
    Jönsson, Stina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    1 micron wavelength photo- and electroluminescence from a conjugated polymer2004Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 84, nr 18, s. 3570-3572Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report photo- and electroluminescence from an alternating conjugated polymer consisting of fluorene units and low-band gap donor-acceptor-donor (D–A–D) units. The D–A–D segment includes two electron-donating thiophene rings combined with a thiadiazolo-quinoxaline unit, which is electron withdrawing to its nature. The resulting polymer is conjugated and has a band gap of 1.27 eV. The corresponding electro- and photoluminescence spectra both peak at approximately 1 μm. Light-emitting diodes, based on a single layer of the polymer, demonstrated external quantum efficiencies from 0.03% to 0.05%.

  • 38.
    Crispin, Annica
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Transition between energy level alignment regimes at a low band gap polymer-electrode interfaces2006Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 89, nr 21Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The energy level alignment at interfaces between a low band gap conjugated polymer and various electrodes is investigated using ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy. When the electrode work function is lower (higher) than the negative (positive) polaronic level of the polymer, the Fermi level is pinned to the negative (positive) polaronic level. These Fermi level pinning regimes suggest a spontaneous electron transfer from or towards the electrode resulting in an interfacial dipole of different orientation. On the contrary, when the substrate work function is intermediate, there is no charge transfer and the energy level alignment across the interface follows the Schottky-Mott limit. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

  • 39.
    Crispin, Annica
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Dos, Santos D.A.
    Dos Santos, D.A., Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Centre de Recherche en Electronique et Photonique Moléculaires, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Cornil, J.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Centre de Recherche en Electronique et Photonique Moléculaires, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Johansson, N.
    Bauer, J.
    Covion Organic Semiconductors GmbH, Industrial Park Hoechst, D-65926 Frankfurt, Germany.
    Weissortel, F.
    Weissörtel, F., Electrochemistry and Optoelectronic Materials, FB 6, University Duisburg, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany.
    Salbeck, J.
    Electrochemistry and Optoelectronic Materials, FB 6, University Duisburg, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany, Macromolecular Chemistry and Molecular Materials, FB 18, University Kassel, D-34132 Kassel, Germany.
    Bredas, J.L.
    Brédas, J.L., Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Centre de Recherche en Electronique et Photonique Moléculaires, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041, United States.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Influence of dopant on the electronic structure of spiro-oligophenyl-based disordered organic semiconductors2002Inngår i: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 116, nr 18, s. 8159-8167Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of the dopant on the electronic structure of spiro-oligophenyl-based disordered organic semiconductors was studied by means of photoelectron spectroscopy. With lithium atoms as dopants, two charges were stored on the same spiro branch in the form of bipolarons, for spiro-quarterphenyl and spiro-sexiphenyl. For doping with the sodium atoms, the size of the counter ions made it less energetically desirable to store two charges onto a single branch, and the charged species were polarons independent of the level of doping which was confirmed by optical absorption data.

  • 40.
    Crispin, Annica
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Jonsson, A.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Aluminum-barium interfaces on some processable poly(p-phenylene vinylene) polymers studied by photoelectron spectroscopy2001Inngår i: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 115, nr 11, s. 5252-5257Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The control of the deposition of metals on the surface of conjugated polymers determined the electronic properties of the electrical contacts. X ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photon spectroscopy (UPS) was used to study the influence of an intermediate layer of barium atoms on the chemical effects that occured during the deposition of aluminium atoms of substituted poly(p-phenylvinylene) polymers. The thin films were prepared on gold substrates for spectroscopy by spin coating techniques. The diffusion of the aluminium atoms occured when the side grops were bulky and therby resulted in porous polymer films.

  • 41.
    Crispin, Xavier
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Cornil, J.
    Université de Mons-Hainaut.
    Friedlein, Rainer
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi.
    Okudaira, K. K.
    Chiba University.
    Lemaur, V
    Université de Mons-Hainaut.
    Crispin, Annica
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi.
    Kestemont, G.
    Université Libre de Bruxelles.
    Lehmann, M.
    Université Libre de Bruxelles.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Lazzaroni, R.
    Université de Mons-Hainaut.
    Geerts, Y
    Université Libre de Bruxelles.
    Wendin, G.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Ueno, N.
    Chiba University.
    Brédas, J.-L.
    Université de Mons-Hainaut.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi.
    Electronic delocalization in discotic liquid crystals: A joint experimental and theoretical study2004Inngår i: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 126, nr 38, s. 11889-11899Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Discotic liquid crystals emerge as very attractive materials for organic-based (opto)electronics as they allow efficient charge and energy transport along self-organized molecular columns. Here, angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARUPS) is used to investigate the electronic structure and supramolecular organization of the discotic molecule, hexakis(hexylthio)diquinoxalino[2,3-a:2′,3′-c]phenazine, deposited on graphite. The ARUPS data reveal significant changes in the electronic properties when going from disordered to columnar phases, the main feature being a decrease in ionization potential by 1.8 eV following the appearance of new electronic states at low binding energy. This evolution is rationalized by quantum-chemical calculations performed on model stacks containing from two to six molecules, which illustrate the formation of a quasi-band structure with Bloch-like orbitals delocalized over several molecules in the column. The ARUPS data also point to an energy dispersion of the upper π-bands in the columns by some 1.1 eV, therefore highlighting the strongly delocalized nature of the π-electrons along the discotic stacks.

  • 42.
    Crispin, Xavier
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Marciniak, S.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Osikowicz, Wojciech
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Zotti, G.
    Instituto Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche per l' Energetica e le Interfasi, Padova, Italy.
    Denier Van Der Gon, A. W.
    Faculty of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Louwet, F.
    Chemistry Department, R&D Materials Research, Agfa Gevaert N.V., Mortsel, Belgium.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Groenendaal, L.
    Chemistry Department, R&D Materials Research, Agfa Gevaert N.V., Mortsel, Belgium.
    De Schryver, F.
    Afdeling Fotochemie en Spectroscopie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium.
    Salaneck, William R.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Conductivity, Morphology, Interfacial Chemistry, and Stability of Poly(3,4- ethylene dioxythiophene)–Poly(styrene sulfonate): A Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study2003Inngår i: Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, ISSN 0887-6266, E-ISSN 1099-0488, Vol. 41, nr 21, s. 2561-2583Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) has been used to characterize poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene)-poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDT/PSS), one of the most common electrically conducting organic polymers. A correlation has been established between the composition, morphology, and polymerization mechanism, on the one hand, and the electric conductivity of PEDT/PSS, on the other hand. XPS has been used to identify interfacial reactions occurring at the polymer-on-ITO and polymer-on-glass interfaces, as well as chemical changes within the polymer blend induced by electrical stress and exposure to ultraviolet light.

  • 43.
    Crivillers, N
    et al.
    University of Strasbourg.
    Liscio, A
    ISOF CNR.
    Di Stasio, F
    UCL.
    Van Dyck, C
    University of Mons.
    Osella, S
    University of Mons.
    Cornil, D
    University of Mons.
    Mian, S
    UCL.
    Lazzerini, G M
    UCL.
    Fenwick, O
    UCL.
    Orgiu, E
    University of Strasbourg.
    Reinders, F
    University of Basel.
    Braun, Slawomir
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Mayor, M
    University of Basel.
    Cornil, J
    University of Mons.
    Palermo, V
    ISOF CNR.
    Cacialli, F
    UCL.
    Samori, P
    University of Strasbourg.
    Photoinduced work function changes by isomerization of a densely packed azobenzene-based SAM on Au: a joint experimental and theoretical study2011Inngår i: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 13, nr 32, s. 14302-14310Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Responsive monolayers are key building blocks for future applications in organic and molecular electronics in particular because they hold potential for tuning the physico-chemical properties of interfaces, including their energetics. Here we study a photochromic SAM based on a conjugated azobenzene derivative and its influence on the gold work function (Phi(Au)) when chemisorbed on its surface. In particular we show that the Phi(Au) can be modulated with external stimuli by controlling the azobenzene trans/cis isomerization process. This phenomenon is characterized experimentally by four different techniques, kelvin probe, kelvin probe force microscopy, electroabsorption spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. The use of different techniques implies exposing the SAM to different measurement conditions and different preparation methods, which, remarkably, do not alter the observed work function change (Phi(trans)-Phi(cis)). Theoretical calculations provided a complementary insight crucial to attain a deeper knowledge on the origin of the work function photo-modulation.

  • 44.
    Dannetun, Per
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fauquet, C.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kaerijama, K.
    National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan.
    Sonoda, Y.
    National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan.
    Lazzaroni, R.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Brédas, J. L.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Salaneck, William R.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Interface formation between poly(2,5-diheptyl-p-phenylenevinylene) and calcium: implications for light-emitting diodes1994Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 67, nr 1-3, s. 133-136Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The early stages of metal/polymer interface formation between calcium and poly(2,5-diheptyl-p-phenylenevinylene) (PDHPV) have been studied using both X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. Charge transfer is observed from the metal atoms to the polymer; as a result the calcium atoms at the interface are ionic, and negative bipolarons appear as the charge-carrying species on the polymer chains. This n-type doping of PDHPV by calcium leads to the appearance of new electronic states in the polymer bandgap. The calcium atoms appear to diffuse into the near surface region of the polymer, rather than forming a well-defined overlayer on the organic films.

  • 45.
    Dannetun, Per
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Lögdlund, Michael
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Boman, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Stafström, Sven
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Salaneck, William R.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Lazzaroni, R.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Mons Belgium.
    Fredriksson, C.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Mons Belgium.
    Brédas, J. L.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Mons Belgium.
    Graham, S.
    Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
    Friend, R. H.
    Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
    Holmes, A. B.
    University Chemical Laboratory, Lensfield road, Cambridge, UK.
    Zamboni, R.
    Instituto di Spettroscopia Molecolare, Bologna, Italy.
    Taliani, C.
    Instituto di Spettroscopia Molecolare, Bologna, Italy.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals The chemical and electronic structure of the interface between aluminum and conjugated polymers or molecules1993Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 55, nr 1, s. 212-217Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The interaction between aluminum and α-ω-diphenyltetradecaheptaenee (DP7), α-sexithienyl (6T), and poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV), respectively have been studied using both X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS). The UPS valence band spectra, are interpreted with the help of quantum chemical calculations based upon Modified Neglect of Diatomic Overlap (MNDO), Valence Effective Hamitonian (VEH) and ab initio Hartree-Fock methods. DP7 is a model molecule for polyacetylene, while 6T is a model molecule (an oligomer) of polythiophene. The results indicate that aluminum reacts strongly with the surfaces of all of the materials studied. The π-electronic structure of each material was strongly modified. Furthermore, aluminum reacts preferentially with the polyene partof DP7, with the vinylene part of PPV, and with the α-carbons of the thiophene nits of 6T.

  • 46.
    Dannetun, Per
    et al.
    Groupe de Physique des Solides, Tour 23-2, place Jussieu, 752 51 Paris Cedex 05, France.
    Lögdlund, Michael
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fauquet, C.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Beljonne, D.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, place du Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Brédas, J. L.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons-Hainaut, place du Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
    Bässler, H.
    Fachbereich Physikalische Chemie und Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften der Phillips-Universität, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, W-3550 Marburg, Germany.
    Salaneck, William R.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    The evolution of charge-induced gap states in degenerate and non-degenerate conjugated molecules and polymers as studied by photoelectron spectroscopy1994Inngår i: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 67, nr 1, s. 81-86Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report the results of ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) studies of the interaction between sodium and conjugated systems for a series of diphenylpolyees and diffrent oligomers of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV). The diphenylpolyenes include molecules containing two (i.e., stilbene) to 14 carbon atoms in the polyene part; stilbene itself can also be considered as a phenyl-capped monomer of PPV. Furthermore, a PPV oligomer with three phenylene units, as well as PPV itself, has been studied. The experimental results are interpreted with the help of quantum-chemical calculations using the Hartree-Fock semi-empirical Austin Model 1 (AM1) and valence-effective Hamiltonian (VEH) methods. An important result is that all the systems react strongly with sodium; at high doping levels two new doping-induced states are detected above the valence band edge of the pristine material. In the case of saturation-doped diphenylpolyenes (i.e., two sodiums per molecule), the new states can be discussed in terms of soliton-antisoliton pairs confined within the polyene part of the molecules; in contrast, the self-localized states induced in PPV and its oligomers have to be referred to as bipolarons.

  • 47.
    Davis, Robert J
    et al.
    Sandia National Labs.
    Lloyd, Matthew T
    National Renewable Energy Lab.
    Ferreira, Summer R
    Sandia National Labs.
    Bruzek, Matthew J
    University of Kentucky.
    Watkins, Scott E
    CSIRO Mat Science and Engn.
    Lindell, Linda
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sehati, Parisa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Anthony, John E
    University of Kentucky.
    Hsu, Julia W P
    Sandia National Labs.
    Determination of energy level alignment at interfaces of hybrid and organic solar cells under ambient environment2011Inngår i: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, ISSN 0959-9428, Vol. 21, nr 6, s. 1721-1729Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Device function in organic electronics is critically governed by the transport of charge across interfaces of dissimilar materials. Accurate measurements of energy level positions in organic electronic devices are therefore necessary for assessing the viability of new materials and optimizing device performance. In contrast to established methods that are used in solution or vacuum environments, here we combine Kelvin probe measurements performed in ambient environments to obtain work function values with photoelectron spectroscopy in air to obtain ionization potential, so that a complete energy level diagram for organic semiconductors can be determined. We apply this new approach to study commonly used electron donor and acceptor materials in organic photovoltaics (OPV), including poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), and ZnO, as well as examine new materials. Band alignments across the entire OPV devices are constructed and compared with actual device performance. The ability to determine interfacial electronic properties in the devices enables us to answer the outstanding question: why previous attempts to make OPV devices using 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl) (TIPS)-pentacene as the electron donor were not successful.

  • 48.
    de Jong, Michel P
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Bergenti, I.
    ISMN-Bo CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy.
    Dediu, V.A.
    ISMN-Bo CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Marsi, M.
    Sincrotrone Trieste, Area Science Park, I-34012 Trieste, Italy.
    Taliani, C.
    ISMN-Bo CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy.
    Evidence for Mn2+ ions at surfaces of La0. 7Sr 0.3MnO3 thin films2005Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 71, nr 1Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We present a detailed investigation of the valence of manganese sites at the surface of colossal magnetoresistance La0.7Sr 0.3MnO3 (LSMO) thin films by x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The XAS Mn L-edge spectra of epitaxial LSMO films usually show a peak or shoulder at 640 eV. Differences in the intensity of this feature are commonly attributed to slight changes in the Mn3+/Mn4+ ratio or the crystal field strength. By comparison of different XAS spectra of LSMO thin films with the known multiplet structure of Mn2+ in a cubic crystal field, we assign this 640-eV feature to Mn2+ ions. XAS with increased surface sensitivity, combined with photon energy-dependent photoelectron spectroscopy measurements of the Mn(3s) exchange splitting, show that the Mn2+ species are mainly located at the surface. The Mn2+ scenario indicates significant modification of the LSMO surface with respect to the bulk properties that should be taken into account in all the charge and spin tunneling and injection experiments. © 2005 The American Physical Society.

  • 49.
    de Jong, Michel P
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Friedlein, Rainer
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Osikowicz, Wojciech
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi.
    Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy of polymers2006Inngår i: MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, ISSN 1542-1406, Vol. 455, s. 193-203Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    During the past three decades, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy of polymer films has evolved from a sort of appearance-potential ( valence band edge) measurement, into a tool for studying the full valence band region of thin polymer films, including insulating polymers, semiconducting polymers and electrically conducting polymers. Progress may be loosely divided into several categories: (A) the melding of thin polymer film technology with ultra high vacuum technology and the widespread use of helium resonance lamps for studies of solid surfaces, (B) the combined approach of measurements and appropriate theoretical-computational methods, and (C) the advent of synchrotron radiation resulting in multi-photon spectroscopies, nominally in the area of the near UV. A coincident discovery of electrically conducting polymers, and especially the evolution of applications of semiconducting polymers, added technologically driven emphasis to this development of UPS for polymer materials. This contribution traces a limited number of highlights in the evolution of UPS of polymers, from the '70' s through to 2005.

  • 50.
    de Jong, Michel P
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Friedlein, Rainer
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sorensen, S. L.
    Department of Synchrotron Radiation Research, Institute of Physics, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
    Öhrwall, G.
    Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Osikowicz, Wojciech
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Tengstedt, Carl
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jönsson, Stina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Fahlman, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Orbital-specific dynamic charge transfer from Fe(II)-tetraphenylporphyrin molecules to molybdenum disulfide substrates2005Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 72, nr 3, s. 35448-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Orbital-specific femtosecond charge transfer dynamics between Fe(II)-tetraphenylporphyrin molecules and semimetallic molybdenum disulfide substrates is investigated using core-level resonant photoemission spectroscopy. The electronic coupling to the substrate and the efficiency of charge transport across the interface is found to be different for the individual molecular electronic subsystems. In particular, electrons excited at the phenyl substituents are transferred within 3–6 fs, while hopping from the porphyrin ring is slower than 30 fs.

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