skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Unraveling the chromophoric disorder of poly(3-hexylthiophene)

; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials (CST)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
DOE Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: 38; Related Information: CST partners with University of Texas at Austin (lead); Sandia National Laboratories; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
solar (photovoltaic), phonons, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Thiessen, A., Vogelsang, J., Adachi, T., Steiner, F., Vanden Bout, D., and Lupton, J. M. Unraveling the chromophoric disorder of poly(3-hexylthiophene). United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1307760110.
Thiessen, A., Vogelsang, J., Adachi, T., Steiner, F., Vanden Bout, D., & Lupton, J. M. Unraveling the chromophoric disorder of poly(3-hexylthiophene). United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1307760110.
Thiessen, A., Vogelsang, J., Adachi, T., Steiner, F., Vanden Bout, D., and Lupton, J. M. Tue . "Unraveling the chromophoric disorder of poly(3-hexylthiophene)". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1307760110.
title = {Unraveling the chromophoric disorder of poly(3-hexylthiophene)},
author = {Thiessen, A. and Vogelsang, J. and Adachi, T. and Steiner, F. and Vanden Bout, D. and Lupton, J. M.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1307760110},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
issn = {0027-8424},
number = 38,
volume = 110,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}

Works referenced in this record:

The Chemistry of Conducting Polythiophenes
journal, January 1998

Effects of Postproduction Treatment on Plastic Solar Cells
journal, January 2003

  • Padinger, F.; Rittberger, R. S.; Sariciftci, N. S.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p. 85-88
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200390011

Ultrafast Relaxation of the Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Emission Spectrum
journal, April 2011

  • Banerji, Natalie; Cowan, Sarah; Vauthey, Eric
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp1119348

Determining exciton coherence from the photoluminescence spectral line shape in poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films
journal, February 2009

  • Spano, Frank C.; Clark, Jenny; Silva, Carlos
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 130, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3076079

Two-dimensional charge transport in self-organized, high-mobility conjugated polymers
journal, October 1999

  • Sirringhaus, H.; Brown, P. J.; Friend, R. H.
  • Nature, Vol. 401, Issue 6754, p. 685-688
  • DOI: 10.1038/44359

Analysis of the excited states of regioregular polythiophene P3HT
journal, January 2008

  • Cook, Steffan; Furube, Akihiro; Katoh, Ryuzi
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 1, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1039/b805643a

Excited State and Charge Photogeneration Dynamics in Conjugated Polymers
journal, June 2007

  • Scheblykin, Ivan G.; Yartsev, Arkady; Pullerits, Tonu
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 111, Issue 23
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp068864f

Two-Dimensional Electronic Excitations in Self-Assembled Conjugated Polymer Nanocrystals
journal, February 2000

Conjugated poly(thiophenes): synthesis, functionalization, and applications
journal, June 1992

Designing J- and H-Aggregates through Wave Function Overlap Engineering: Applications to Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
journal, November 2012

  • Yamagata, Hajime; Pochas, Chris M.; Spano, Frank C.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 116, Issue 49
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp309407r

Enhancing Long-Range Exciton Guiding in Molecular Nanowires by H-Aggregation Lifetime Engineering
journal, February 2011

  • Chaudhuri, Debangshu; Li, Dongbo; Che, Yanke
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl1033039

Charge Separation in Semicrystalline Polymeric Semiconductors by Photoexcitation: Is the Mechanism Intrinsic or Extrinsic?
journal, May 2011

P3HT:PCBM, Best Seller in Polymer Photovoltaic Research
journal, July 2011

  • Dang, Minh Trung; Hirsch, Lionel; Wantz, Guillaume
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 31
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100792

How single conjugated polymer molecules respond to electric fields
journal, January 2006

  • Schindler, Florian; Lupton, John M.; Müller, Josef
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1549

J-Aggregate Behavior in Poly-3-hexylthiophene Nanofibers
journal, January 2012

  • Niles, Edwards T.; Roehling, John D.; Yamagata, Hajime
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1021/jz201509h

Light-Emitting Polythiophenes
journal, October 2005

  • Perepichka, I. F.; Perepichka, D. F.; Meng, H.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 17, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200500461

A polymer tandem solar cell with 10.6% power conversion efficiency
journal, February 2013

  • You, Jingbi; Dou, Letian; Yoshimura, Ken
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 4, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2411

Effect of Molecular Weight on the Structure and Crystallinity of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
journal, March 2006

  • Zen, Achmad; Saphiannikova, Marina; Neher, Dieter
  • Macromolecules, Vol. 39, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1021/ma0521349

Role of Intermolecular Coupling in the Photophysics of Disordered Organic Semiconductors: Aggregate Emission in Regioregular Polythiophene
journal, May 2007

Fluorescence yield and lifetime of isolated polydiacetylene chains: Evidence for a one-dimensional exciton band in a conjugated polymer
journal, September 2002

Nanoscale Morphology of High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells
journal, April 2005

  • Yang, Xiaoniu; Loos, Joachim; Veenstra, Sjoerd C.
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 4, p. 579-583
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl048120i

Single chain spectroscopy of conformational dependence of conjugated polymer photophysics
journal, October 2000

  • Huser, T.; Yan, M.; Rothberg, L. J.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 97, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.97.21.11187

Highly oriented crystals at the buried interface in polythiophene thin-film transistors
journal, February 2006

  • Joseph Kline, R.; McGehee, Michael D.; Toney, Michael F.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1590

A strong regioregularity effect in self-organizing conjugated polymer films and high-efficiency polythiophene:fullerene solar cells
journal, February 2006

  • Kim, Youngkyoo; Cook, Steffan; Tuladhar, Sachetan M.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1574

Polarized X-ray scattering reveals non-crystalline orientational ordering in organic films
journal, April 2012

  • Collins, B. A.; Cochran, J. E.; Yan, H.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 11, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat3310

Effect of interchain interactions on the absorption and emission of poly(3-hexylthiophene)
journal, February 2003

Morphology evolution via self-organization and lateral and vertical diffusion in polymer:fullerene solar cell blends
journal, January 2008

  • Campoy-Quiles, Mariano; Ferenczi, Toby; Agostinelli, Tiziano
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 7, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat2102

Controlling Morphology in Polymer–Fullerene Mixtures
journal, January 2008

Microstructural Characterization and Charge Transport in Thin Films of Conjugated Polymers
journal, July 2010

  • Salleo, Alberto; Kline, R. Joseph; DeLongchamp, Dean M.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 34
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903712

Collapse of stiff conjugated polymers with chemical defects into ordered, cylindrical conformations
journal, June 2000

  • Hu, Dehong; Yu, Ji; Wong, Kim
  • Nature, Vol. 405, Issue 6790
  • DOI: 10.1038/35016520

Monitoring surface charge migration in the spectral dynamics of single Cd Se Cd S nanodot/nanorod heterostructures
journal, November 2005

Site-Selective Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers and Oligomers
journal, February 1999

  • Bässler, Heinz; Schweitzer, Bernd
  • Accounts of Chemical Research, Vol. 32, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1021/ar960228k

6.5% Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells Based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Indene-C60 Bisadduct by Device Optimization
journal, June 2010

  • Zhao, Guangjin; He, Youjun; Li, Yongfang
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 39, p. 4355-4358
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201001339

Spectroscopic Units in Conjugated Polymers:  A Quantum Chemically Founded Concept?
journal, May 2004

  • Beenken, Wichard J. D.; Pullerits, Tõnu
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 108, Issue 20
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp037332l

Correlated Exciton Relaxation in Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
journal, February 2008

Semiconducting Thienothiophene Copolymers: Design, Synthesis, Morphology, and Performance in Thin-Film Organic Transistors
journal, March 2009

  • McCulloch, Iain; Heeney, Martin; Chabinyc, Michael L.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 21, Issue 10-11
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200801650

Correlation Between Structural and Optical Properties of Composite Polymer/Fullerene Films for Organic Solar Cells
journal, July 2005

  • Erb, T.; Zhokhavets, U.; Gobsch, G.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 15, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200400521

Optical probes of chain packing structure and exciton dynamics in polythiophene films, composites, and nanostructures
journal, June 2012

  • Barnes, Michael D.; Baghar, Mina
  • Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 50, Issue 15
  • DOI: 10.1002/polb.23105

Conformation and Energy Transfer in Single Conjugated Polymers
journal, March 2012

  • Bolinger, Joshua C.; Traub, Matthew C.; Brazard, Johanna
  • Accounts of Chemical Research, Vol. 45, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/ar300012k

How Chromophore Shape Determines the Spectroscopy of Phenylene−Vinylenes:  Origin of Spectral Broadening in the Absence of Aggregation
journal, April 2008

  • Becker, K.; Da Como, E.; Feldmann, J.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 112, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1021/jp800870p