RIR-MAPLE deposition of conjugated polymers and hybrid nanocomposites for application to optoelectronic devices

TitleRIR-MAPLE deposition of conjugated polymers and hybrid nanocomposites for application to optoelectronic devices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAD Stiff-Roberts, R Pate, R McCormick, and KR Lantz
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1464
Start Page347
Pagination347 - 357
Date Published01/2012
Abstract

Resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) is a variation of pulsed laser deposition that is useful for organic-based thin films because it reduces material degradation by selective absorption of infrared radiation in the host matrix. A unique emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE approach has been developed that reduces substrate exposure to solvents and provides controlled and repeatable organic thin film deposition. In order to establish emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE as a preferred deposition technique for conjugated polymer or hybrid nanocomposite optoelectronic devices, studies have been conducted to demonstrate the value added by the approach in comparison to traditional solution-based deposition techniques, and this work will be reviewed. The control of hybrid nanocomposite thin film deposition, and the photoconductivity in such materials deposited using emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE, will also be reviewed. The overall result of these studies is the demonstration of emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE as a viable option for the fabrication of conjugated polymer and hybrid nanocomposite optoelectronic devices that could yield improved device performance. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

DOI10.1063/1.4739888
Short TitleAIP Conference Proceedings