Structural and optical properties of 6,13-pentacenequinone thin films

D. K. Hwang, Kibum Kim, Jae Hoon Kim, Seongil Im, Duk Young Jung, Eugene Kim

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We report on the structural and optical properties of 6, 13-pentacenequinone thin films deposited on n-Si substrates by thermal evaporation at room temperature. X-ray diffraction data indicate excellent crystallinity but the films have two crystalline phases mixed. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra exhibited double peaks at 1.97 and 2.09 eV while the corresponding (double) peaks, associated with the highest occupied molecular orbital-lowest unoccupied molecular orbital transition, were also observed from direct absorption spectra at 2.94 and 3.11 eV. The yellow PL band was quite intense under UV illumination; the intensity was comparable to that from Tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq3) thin films. A large Stokes shift of ∼ 1 eV found in our 6,13-pentacenequinone thin films suggests potential applications to UV-detectors and UV-detecting cards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5568-5570
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 6

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are very appreciative of the financial support from KISTEP (Program No. M1-0214-00-0228), and they also acknowledge the support from Brain Korea 21 Program. J.H.K acknowledges financial support from electron Spin Science Center at Postech, funded by KOSEF.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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