Optical absorption in the substituted PPVs: Theory and experiment

M. Chandross, S. Mazumdar, M. Liess, P. A. Lane, Z. V. Vardeny, M. Hamaguchi, K. Yoshino

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We investigate theoretically and experimentally the effects of (2,5) chemical substitution on the optical absorption in the phenylene-based conjugated polymers. The effects of the substituents on the optical absorption spectrum are weak. The 3.7 eV band is predicted to be polarized predominantly along the polymer chain axis. This prediction is confirmed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-604
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1997


  • Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy
  • Poly(phenylene vinylene) and derivatives
  • Semi-empirical models and model calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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