Photoelectrochemical effects and (photo)conductivity of "n-type" phthalocyanines

E. Karmann, J. P. Meyer, D. Schlettwein, N. I. Jaeger, M. Anderson, A. Schmidt, N. R. Armstrong

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In vacuo thin films of the phthalocyanine derivatives TPyTAPZn and F16PcZn show n-type behavior in thermopower and conductivity measurements. After exposure to air the properties are changed characteristically. Photoelectrochemical experiments show that while TPyTAPZn still behaves like an n-type semiconductor, F16PcZn exhibits the properties of a photoconductor. Time-dependent measurements give further insight into the differences between the two materials in their interaction with gaseous dopants. The results are discussed in terms of different positions of the HOMO- and LUMO-orbitals of TPyTAPZn and F16PcZn taken from UPS-measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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