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Enhanced hole mobility in poly-(2-methoxy-5-(2 '-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene) by elimination of nanometer-sized domains

Inigo, A.R. and Chang, C.C. and Fann, W. and White, J.D. and Huang, Y. S. and Jeng, US and Sheu, H.S. and Peng, K.Y. and Chen, S.A. (2005) Enhanced hole mobility in poly-(2-methoxy-5-(2 '-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene) by elimination of nanometer-sized domains. Advanced Materials, 17 (15). 1835–1838. ISSN 0935-9648

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The application of an electric field (E-cast) during solvent vaporization is shown to inhibit the formation of ordered domains in thin films of a poly(phenytenevinylene) derivative, resulting in a homogeneous environment favorable for charge transfer. An order-of-magnitude increase in charge-carrier mobility (see Figure) is achieved by the elimination of these commonly found domains.