The development of efficient organic electronic devices depends substantially on the electronic coupling of the molecules at interfaces and on their arrangement at the nanometer length-scale. As an example, $\pi$-conjugated electronic systems maximize their coupling to a contact when they adsorb flat. An effective molecule-substrate interaction is mandatory for solar cells where excited electrons should be collected before recombination. Core electron spectroscopies are possibly the most suitable experimental technique to access fast electron transfer times, but introduce significant perturbance on the valence orbitals by the presence of core holes and bound excitons, further calling for theoretical analysis This talk will focus on the investigation of elastic electron tranfer processes at the molecule-substrate interface based on first-principles methods. For the electronic coupling of chromophores at semiconductor interfaces we concentrate on the linewidth for electrons excited in molecular LUMO states, as occur in photovoltaic devices or in resonant core spectroscopies, and discuss the effect of core-level excited atoms on the system properties.

Fast electron transfer at molecule-substrate interfaces / G. Fratesi, C. Motta, M.I. Trioni, D. Sànchez Portàl, G.P. Brivio. ((Intervento presentato al 18. convegno NANOQUANTA-ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations tenutosi a Luxembourg nel 2013.

Fast electron transfer at molecule-substrate interfaces

G. Fratesi
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2013

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The development of efficient organic electronic devices depends substantially on the electronic coupling of the molecules at interfaces and on their arrangement at the nanometer length-scale. As an example, $\pi$-conjugated electronic systems maximize their coupling to a contact when they adsorb flat. An effective molecule-substrate interaction is mandatory for solar cells where excited electrons should be collected before recombination. Core electron spectroscopies are possibly the most suitable experimental technique to access fast electron transfer times, but introduce significant perturbance on the valence orbitals by the presence of core holes and bound excitons, further calling for theoretical analysis This talk will focus on the investigation of elastic electron tranfer processes at the molecule-substrate interface based on first-principles methods. For the electronic coupling of chromophores at semiconductor interfaces we concentrate on the linewidth for electrons excited in molecular LUMO states, as occur in photovoltaic devices or in resonant core spectroscopies, and discuss the effect of core-level excited atoms on the system properties.
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
Fast electron transfer at molecule-substrate interfaces / G. Fratesi, C. Motta, M.I. Trioni, D. Sànchez Portàl, G.P. Brivio. ((Intervento presentato al 18. convegno NANOQUANTA-ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations tenutosi a Luxembourg nel 2013.
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