Energy transfer processes in electrochemical P3HT thin films

  • Aleffe Bruno Schura
  • Sankler Soares de Sá
  • Raigna Augusta Silva
  • Henrique de Santana
  • Alexandre Marletta
  • Eralci Moreira TherézioEmail author


In this work, energy transfer processes are quantified to poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) polymeric films synthesized electrochemically. Results obtained are linked to pristine chains, mixed chains (composite by quinone and pristine chains) and oligomers in the polymeric films. Energy transfer processes and photophysical equations to P3HT films were based on photoluminescence and Stokes Parameters Spectroscopy experiments. We quantified the energy transfer photo exciting oligomer molecules. We showed that ca. 80% absorption energy (oligomers) is transferred to other species (quinone and pristine chains). Furthermore, energy transfer was correlated with polymeric electrochemical cycles.



The authors thank the following Brazilian Development Agencies: CNPq (process: 427526/2016-7), CAPES and FAPEMAT (Process: 0273976/2017) and also the Government of the State of Mato Grosso. A.B.S. was a fellow at the FUFMT.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural and Technology ScienceFederal University of Mato GrossoRondonópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Physics InstituteFederal University of UberlândiaUberlândiaBrazil
  3. 3.Chemistry DepartmentState University of LodrinaLondrinaBrazil
  4. 4.Institute of Exact and Natural SciencesFederal University of Mato GrossoRondonópolisBrazil

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