Self-trapping of charge carriers in polymers: A comparative study of poly(p-phenylene) and poly(N-vinylcarbazole)

  • P. Butlers
  • I. Tale
  • J. Pospíšil
  • S. Nešpůrek
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 78)


The electronic relaxation processes in poly(p-phenylene) (PPP) and poly(N-vinylcarbazole) (PVCA) were studied. The fractional thermostimulated luminescence gave evidence of two different thermoactivated processes in PPP and PVCA, taking place in different temperature regions. Fractional thermostimulated luminescence results have been discussed in terms of self-trapping of charge carriers. In PVCA the self-trapping of charge carriers proceeds via formation of dimer cation radicals.

Key words

Self-trapping of electronic excitation fractional thermostimulated luminescence hole drift mobility poly(p-phenylene) poly(N-vinylcarbazole) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Butlers
    • 1
  • I. Tale
    • 1
  • J. Pospíšil
    • 2
  • S. Nešpůrek
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsLatvian State University063 RigaUSSR
  2. 2.Department of Polymer Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzechoslovakia
  3. 3.Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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