Absorption and emission in quaterthienyl thin films

Hao Sun, Zhen Zhao, Frank C. Spano, David Beljonne, Jerome Cornil, Zhigang Shuai, Jean Luc Brédas

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A theoretical model which accounts for the salient features in the absorption and emission spectra of αT4 thin films is presented. Thus, such a model is recently used to account for the very similar photophysical properties of distyrylbenzene aggregates. It is found that for incoming light with wave vector k normal to the herringbone (ab) plane, the Davydov splitting (DS) is on the order of or larger than 1 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-822
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 16 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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