Bandlike transport in pentacene and functionalized pentacene thin films revealed by subpicosecond transient photoconductivity measurements

O. Ostroverkhova, David Cooke, S. Shcherbyna, R. F. Egerton, F. A. Hegmann, R. R. Tykwinski, J. E. Anthony

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We observe bandlike transport in pentacene and functionalized pentacene thin films using time-resolved terahertz pulse spectroscopy. The measured transient photoconductivity exhibits fast (<400 fs) photogeneration of mobile charge carriers and reveals a transient carrier mobility that increases as the temperature decreases from 300 K down to 10 K, indicative of bandlike transport over subpicosecond time scales. A wavelength-independent photoconductive signal is observed. The transient photoconductivity in the thin-film samples exhibits a single-exponential decay, whereas a power-law decay is seen in single-crystal samples.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)035204
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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