Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Basic Science, Farhangian University, Tehran. Iran


We use the charge extraction by linearly increasing voltage (CELIV) technique to calculate the drift velocity and mobility of holes in organic semiconducting polymers . The essence of this technique to measure the charge carrier mobility is very simple. The charge carrier mobility is defined as carrier drift velocity v in a given electric field E. It is a complimentary technique in the sense that it allows to study materials when other techniques such as Time-of-Flight are inapplicable. Typically, Photo-CELIV is used to measure the charge carrier mobility in organic semiconductors since they are large bandgap (2 eV or so) and not much thermally generated carriers are present for extraction in the dark. The effect of recombination mechanism on the carrier mobility in the organic layer is investigated.


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