The reorganization energy in pentacene is reported on the basis of a joint experimental and theoretical study of pentacene ionization using high-resolution gas-phase photoelectron spectroscopy, semiempirical intermediate neglect of differential overlap calculations, and first-principles correlated quantum-mechanical calculations at MP2 and density functional theory levels. The reorganization energy upon positive ionization of pentacene is determined both experimentally and theoretically to be remarkably low. This is one key element that allows one to rationalize the extremely high hole mobilities recently measured in pentacene single crystals.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry