Enhancement of carrier mobility in poly(3-hexylthiophene) by incorporating ZnO nanoparticles

Yi Min Chin, Yow-Jon Lin, Day Shan Liu

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In this study, the effect of the incorporation of ZnO nanoparticles into poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) on the electronic properties of P3HT films was examined. Conductivity proportional to ZnO doping was observed. The improvement of conductivity is considered to mainly come from a mobility enhancement. The carrier mobility in P3HT (ZnO-doped P3HT) samples exhibits unexpected temperature dependence, implying the dominance of tunneling in the temperature range of 280-330 K. Hall-effect analysis by using the polaron theory revealed that ZnO doping might lead to an increased spacing between molecules, thus enhancing the carrier mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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