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

Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stiff-Roberts, AD; Pate, R; McCormick, R; Lantz, KR

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1464 /

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 357

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1551-7616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-243X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4739888

Citation Source

  • Scopus