The origin of a 650 nm photoluminescence band in rubrene.

Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) (2011-10-18)
Yuanzhen Chen, Bumsu Lee, Danni Fu, Vitaly Podzorov
ABSTRACT

Commonly observed variations in photoluminescence (PL) spectra of crystalline organic semiconductors, including the appearance or enhancement of certain PL bands, are shown to originate from a small amount of structural disorder (e.g., amorphous inclusions embedded in a crystal), rather than be necessarily related to chemical impurities or material oxidation. For instance, in rubrene, a minute amount of such disorder can lead to the appearance of a dominant PL band at 650 nm as a result of triplet excitons captured and fused at these sites, with a subsequent emission from the amorphous phase.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Rubrene, sublimed grade, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Rubrene, ≥98%
Sigma-Aldrich
Rubrene, powder

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