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Title: Quantitative analysis of time-resolved microwave conductivity data

Abstract

Flash-photolysis time-resolved microwave conductivity (fp-TRMC) is a versatile, highly sensitive technique for studying the complex photoconductivity of solution, solid, and gas-phase samples. The purpose of this paper is to provide a standard reference work for experimentalists interested in using microwave conductivity methods to study functional electronic materials, describing how to conduct and calibrate these experiments in order to obtain quantitative results. The main focus of the paper is on calculating the calibration factor, K, which is used to connect the measured change in microwave power absorption to the conductance of the sample. We describe the standard analytical formulae that have been used in the past, and compare them to numerical simulations. This comparison shows that the most widely used analytical analysis of fp-TRMC data systematically under-estimates the transient conductivity by ~60%. We suggest a more accurate semi-empirical way of calibrating these experiments. However, we emphasize that the full numerical calculation is necessary to quantify both transient and steady-state conductance for arbitrary sample properties and geometry.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Univ. of Toledo, OH (United States). Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC)
  4. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S), SunShot Initiative; NREL Director's Fellowship Program
OSTI Identifier:
1414373
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-68276
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3727; TRN: US1800698
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 49; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3727
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; microwave conductivity; COMSOL multiphysics; perovskite; materials; conductivity; dielectric constant; photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Reid, Obadiah G., Moore, David T., Li, Zhen, Zhao, Dewei, Yan, Yanfa, Zhu, Kai, and Rumbles, Garry. Quantitative analysis of time-resolved microwave conductivity data. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aa9559.
Reid, Obadiah G., Moore, David T., Li, Zhen, Zhao, Dewei, Yan, Yanfa, Zhu, Kai, & Rumbles, Garry. Quantitative analysis of time-resolved microwave conductivity data. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aa9559.
Reid, Obadiah G., Moore, David T., Li, Zhen, Zhao, Dewei, Yan, Yanfa, Zhu, Kai, and Rumbles, Garry. Fri . "Quantitative analysis of time-resolved microwave conductivity data". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aa9559. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414373.
@article{osti_1414373,
title = {Quantitative analysis of time-resolved microwave conductivity data},
author = {Reid, Obadiah G. and Moore, David T. and Li, Zhen and Zhao, Dewei and Yan, Yanfa and Zhu, Kai and Rumbles, Garry},
abstractNote = {Flash-photolysis time-resolved microwave conductivity (fp-TRMC) is a versatile, highly sensitive technique for studying the complex photoconductivity of solution, solid, and gas-phase samples. The purpose of this paper is to provide a standard reference work for experimentalists interested in using microwave conductivity methods to study functional electronic materials, describing how to conduct and calibrate these experiments in order to obtain quantitative results. The main focus of the paper is on calculating the calibration factor, K, which is used to connect the measured change in microwave power absorption to the conductance of the sample. We describe the standard analytical formulae that have been used in the past, and compare them to numerical simulations. This comparison shows that the most widely used analytical analysis of fp-TRMC data systematically under-estimates the transient conductivity by ~60%. We suggest a more accurate semi-empirical way of calibrating these experiments. However, we emphasize that the full numerical calculation is necessary to quantify both transient and steady-state conductance for arbitrary sample properties and geometry.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6463/aa9559},
journal = {Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics},
number = 49,
volume = 50,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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