Photoexcitations in MX chains: Dynamics of solitons and polarons in [Pt(en)2][Pt(en)2I2](ClO4) 4

Hiroshi Okamoto, Yasuo Oka, Tadaoki Mitani, Masahiro Yamashita, Koshiro Toriumi

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Dynamics of photo-induced gap states such as charged-solitons and polarons have been studied in the [Pt(en)2][Pt(en)2I2(ClO4) 4 single crystal using the photo-induced ir absorption (PA) measurements. Annihilation processes of the gap states are well explained by the bimolecular recombination model. The PA intensities and the decay characteristics of both charged-solitons and polarons are strongly temperature-dependent. The temperature dependences of the rate constant of recombination for both carriers clearly show a crossover of the transport mechanism from hopping to tunneling with decrease of temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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