A photoconductive, thiophene-fullerene double-cable polymer, nanorod device

Hiroshi Imahori, Shinji Kitaura, Aiko Kira, Hironobu Hayashi, Masayuki Nishi, Kazuyuki Hirao, Seiji Isoda, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Mikio Takano, Zhang Zhe, Yuji Miyato, Kei Noda, Kazumi Matsushige, Kati Stranius, Nikolai V. Tkachenko, Helge Lemmetyinen, Lidong Qin, Sarah J. Hurst, Chad A. Mirkin

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Gold/double-cable copolymer/gold multisegmented nanorods were prepared electrochemically via a template-based method. These "bulk heterojunction" nanorods showed photoconductivity providing us with a platform to study photoinduced charge separation/transport at the nanointerface and begin to think about the rational design of nanoscale solar cells based on such structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 16
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Imahori, H., Kitaura, S., Kira, A., Hayashi, H., Nishi, M., Hirao, K., Isoda, S., Tsujimoto, M., Takano, M., Zhe, Z., Miyato, Y., Noda, K., Matsushige, K., Stranius, K., Tkachenko, N. V., Lemmetyinen, H., Qin, L., Hurst, S. J., & Mirkin, C. A. (2012). A photoconductive, thiophene-fullerene double-cable polymer, nanorod device. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 3(4), 478-481. https://doi.org/10.1021/jz300015e