Photoluminescence from silicon-chain cluster in poly(dimethylsilane) evaporated film

Reiji Hattori, Takeshi Sugano, Junji Shirafuji

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Photoluminescence (PL) and excitation (EX) spectra in epitaxially grown poly(dimethylsilane) (PDMS) films prepared by evaporation have been measured. The epitaxial films are prepared onto mechanically oriented poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) layer or onto cleaved surface of alkali halide crystals. The EX peak is located in the lower photon energy tail of the broad absorption (ABS) band; this is explained in terms of the occurrence of energy transfer from short delocalized regions to the longest delocalized regions in silicon main chain and the extremely poor transfer probability. The epitaxially grown films show higher photoluminescence intensity possibly because the existence of an increased number of delocalized regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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