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Key metrologies/systems: Scanning tunneling microscopy and one- and two-photon photoemission/Model organic heterostructures - pentacene:C60 and metal phthalocyanine:C60. Advanced platforms and protocols are being developed towards innovative metrologies to fully characterize the charge transfer dynamics of next-generation organic photovoltaic systems.


Electronic Structure and Excited-State Dynamics at Donor-Acceptor Interfaces
Organic photovoltaic cells rely upon molecular interfaces to separate charge. Efficient charge separation depends molecular structure and electronic band alignment across donor-acceptor interfaces. Correlation of molecular structure determined with scanning tunneling microscopy and interfacial electronic structure measured with one- and two-photon photoemission techniques allows determination of the factors that control the efficacy of charge separation.
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Associated Publications:

“Variable temperature scanning tunneling microscopy of pentacene monolayer and bilayer phases on Ag(111)”, D.B. Dougherty , W. Jin, W.G. Cullen, J.E. Reutt-Robey, and S.W. Robey, submitted to Journal of Physical Chemistry C

“Striped Domains at the Pentacene:C60 Interface”, D.B. Dougherty, W. Jin, W.G. Cullen, J.E. Reutt-Robey, and S.W. Robey, submitted to Applied Physics letters
“Titanyl phthalocyanine phase selection on Ag (111)”, Y. Wei, S.W. Robey, and J.E. Reutt-Robey, submitted to Journal of Physical Chemistry

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Lead Organizational Unit:


Steve Robey
Email:  steven.robey@nist.gov
Tel:   301-975-8040