Photoelectrochemical reactions of electrodes modified with poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanowires

Hiroaki Yonemura, Koichi Yuno, Masayuki Takata, Sunao Yamada

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    Abstract

    Nanowires consisting of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) were prepared by whisker precipitation from a solution of P3HT in anisole. Photoirradiation of two electrodes modified with P3HT nanowires or P3HT with visible light afforded cathodic photocurrents in the presence of O2. The photocurrent of the electrode modified with P3HT nanowires was approximately twice as large as that from the electrode modified with P3HT. This is most likely because hole hopping between adjacent thiophenes is facilitated in the P3HT nanowires due to π-π stacking.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-174
    Number of pages4
    JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
    Volume538
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Chemistry
    • General Materials Science
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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