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Using Femtosecond Laser Irradiation to Enhance the Vertical Electrical Properties and Tailor the Morphology of a Conducting Polymer Blend Film

Using Femtosecond Laser Irradiation to Enhance the Vertical Electrical Properties and Tailor the Morphology of a Conducting Polymer Blend Film
Hyun Hwi Lee, Hyo Jung Kim, Ahra Yi, Cheolmin Park, Won Seok Chang, Jiyeon Choi, Sangmin Chae
We report femtosecond infrared laser-induced selective tailoring of carrier transport as well as surface morphology on a conducting polymer blend thin film. Maximal 2.4 times enhancement on vertical current transport in poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, was achieved by this irradiation. The laser irradiation induced a photo expansion without deteriorating its molecular structure and the film morphology could be customized in the micron scale by adjusting the laser writing parameters. In the photoexpanded region, the face-on populations were about 2.2 times larger in comparison with the pristine region, which was a major contributor to the enhanced carrier transport.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b05937

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05937

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