Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics vol:194 issue:11 pages:2985-2999
Langmuir-Blodgett films from a polymer with triphenylene moieties in the side groups deposited on a quartz substratum with aluminium and gold electrodes show a dark conductivity in the plane of the Langmuir-Blodgett film. This dark conductivity is increased using gold electrodes as compared with aluminium electrodes. It depends in a superlinear way upon the applied electric field and is not enhanced by oxygen. The dark conductivity can be enhanced by doping the Langmuir-Blodgett films with iodine but it is not influenced by doping the Langmuir-Blodgett films with 2,4,7-trinitro-9-fluorenone. Upon excitation in the absorption band of the triphenylene moiety an in-plane photocurrent, which is enhanced by oxygen, could be observed. Also the photocurrent is enhanced by using gold electrodes. Doping the Langmuir-Blodgett films with iodine or 2,4,7-trinitro-9-fluorenone quenches the photocurrent. Up to 10 W/M2 the photocurrent depends linearly upon the intensity of the incident light.