Doping effect of dodecyl benzene sulphonic acid in poly(3-hexylthiophene)-P3HT-films

Alveroglu E.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol.1086, pp.86-92, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1086
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2015.01.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-92
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We demonstrated that how dodecyl benzene sulphonic acid (DBSA) as a small-molecular dopant, affects the spectroscopic, electronic and structural properties of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). The DBSA volume ratio was varied from 0.001 mu L to 30 mu L per 1 mL P3HT solvent in p-xylene. DBSA doping reaction was confirmed by the emerging huge absorption peak at the wavelength of similar to 800 nm while the ionization potential and nanostructure of P3HT films were highly affected. Additionally, conductivity of P3HT films increased nearly 1000 times at 30 mu L DBSA. The crystallinity, as well as the conductivity and the UV-Vis absorption changed with the presence of P3HT. P3HT grain sized crystals seems to be disturbed by the addition of DBSA, but still remained even more DBSA was introduced. DBSA doping has interesting properties when incorporated in OFTs, OPVs and bioelectronics applications, so addition of DBSA can open new pathways for structural, spectroscopic and electronic control of organic semiconductor's blends. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.