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, Volume 41, Supplement 2, pp 135–137 | Cite as

Current Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM) Study for Local Electrical Characterization of Conjugated Polymer Blends

  • Li-Ting Lee
  • Shinzaburo Ito
  • Hiroaki Benten
  • Hideo Ohkita
  • Daisuke Mori
Article

Abstract

A blend of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly{[N,N′-bis(2-octyldodecyl)-naphthalene-1,4,5,8-bis(dicarboximide)-2,6-diyl]-alt-5,5′-(2,2′-bithiophene)} (P(NDI2OD-T2), which has the potential for polymer solar cells application, was prepared for current mode atomic force microscopy (C-AFM) measurements in this study. Phase-separated domains and the local electrical characteristics of P3HT/P(NDI2OD-T2) blends were investigated by the C-AFM.

Keywords

Current mode AFM Polymer solar cells Conjugated polymer Polymer blends 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This study was mainly supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS. Helpful discussions with Prof. O. Inganäs, Prof. R. Katoh, and Dr. A. Yartsev are also greatly appreciated.

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© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Ting Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shinzaburo Ito
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Benten
    • 1
  • Hideo Ohkita
    • 1
  • Daisuke Mori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan, ROC

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