PEDOT:PSS polymeric conducting anode for admittance spectroscopy

S. W. Tsang, S. C. Tse, K. L. Tong, Shu Kong SO*

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The carrier mobilities of two hole transporting organic materials were evaluated by admittance spectroscopy (AS). The materials were 4,4′,4″-tris{N,-(3-methylphenyl)-N-phenylamino}triphenylamine (m-MTDATA) and N,N-diphenyl-N,N′-bis(1,1′-biphenyl)-4,4′-diamine (NPB). They were sandwiched in a configuration of anode/organic material/cathode. The anode was either indium-tin-oxide (ITO) or poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with polystrenesulphonic acid (PEDOT:PSS). It is shown that PEDOT:PSS can, respectively, form Ohmic and quasi-Ohmic contact with m-MTDATA and NPB. Using PEDOT:PSS as the anode, the average hole mobilities of m-MTDATA and NPB were extracted by AS through susceptance analysis. The results are in excellent agreement with those obtained by an independent time-of-flight (TOF) technique. With PEDOT:PSS, the application of AS for characterizing carrier mobilities can be extended to hole transporting organic materials with highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy levels down to 5.4 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-479
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Admittance spectroscopy
  • Carrier mobility
  • Carrier transport
  • Injection
  • Ohmic contact
  • Susceptance


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