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Volume: 43 | Article ID: art00013
Sensitized and Intrinsic Carrier Generation in Phenethylperylene/Tritolylamine Thin Film Structures
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1999.43.3.art00013  Published OnlineMay 1999

The photoconductivity mechanism was investigated for vacuum-evaporated phenethylperylene (PPEI) films deposited on a thin polycarbonate film doped with varying concentrations of tritolylamine (TTA) and subsequently exposed to methylene chloride vapors. Compared to structures without TTA in the polycarbonate layer, the presence of TTA leads to an increase of carrier generation efficiency and strong quenching of perylene fluorescence indicating a surface-sensitized carrier generation process. Fluorescence quenching measurements on samples with and without TTA show a linear correlation between fluorescence quenching and carrier generation at high fields. In the presence of TTA, significant photoconductivity is observed long before the appearance of fluorescence quenching. A marked change of curvature (inflection point) in carrier generation accompanies the appearance of fluorescence quenching at fields in excess of 100 MV/m. These results demonstrate that in samples containing TTA, two different carrier generation mechanisms are operating simultaneously. At low fields, carrier generation is dominated by the sensitized component. At high fields, although the sensitized component saturates, the intrinsic component causes a further increase in overall carrier generation. The experimental results are consistent with the notion that the intrinsic photoconductivity component originates from direct dissociation of the fluorescent first excited singlet state into free carriers.

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Z. D. Popovic, R. Cowdery, I. M. Khan, A.-M. Hor, J. Goodman, "Sensitized and Intrinsic Carrier Generation in Phenethylperylene/Tritolylamine Thin Film Structuresin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  1999,  pp 266 - 269,

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