Exploration into the Valence Band Structures of Organic Semiconductors by Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Abstract

In this chapter, we describe technical essences and several example works of angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) that is a surface science methodology to map out the electronic band structures of the matters. Successful results of demonstrating the valence band dispersion relations of crystalline organic semiconductor materials are introduced, which were acquired through resolution of inherent “sample charging” problems in photoelectron spectroscopy techniques. The effective mass of the valence hole and intermolecular transfer integral values of van-der-Waals molecular solids were directly derived as fundamental physical properties regulating the charge carrier transport in these solids. In addition, recent ARPES works on novel interface electronic structures of organic semiconducting molecules in contact with “quantum wells” in nanometer-thick metal thin-films are also reviewed.

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Exploration into the Valence Band Structures of Organic Semiconductors by Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Book Title
Surface Science Tools for Nanomaterials Characterization
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44551-8
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44551-8_10
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  • Challa S. S. R. Kumar (10)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 10 Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Authors
  • Yasuo Nakayama Send Email (1)
  • Hisao Ishii (1) (2)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 1 Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan
  • 2 Center for Frontier Science, Chiba University, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan
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