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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 936075, 11 pages
Research Article

Highly Efficient Organic UV Photodetectors Based on Polyfluorene and Naphthalenediimide Blends: Effect of Thermal Annealing

Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Izmir, 35100 Bornova, Turkey

Received 28 October 2011; Accepted 17 January 2012

Academic Editor: Xie Quan

Copyright © 2012 Gorkem Memisoglu and Canan Varlikli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A solution-processed organic ultraviolet photodetector (UV-PD) is introduced. The active layer of the UV-PD consists of poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorenyl-2,7–yleneethynylene) (PFE) and N,N′-bis-n-butyl-1,4,5,8- naphthalenediimide (BNDI) with a weight ratio of 3 : 1 in chloroform. The effect of thermal annealing on the device properties was investigated from room temperature to 8 0 C . The full device structure of ITO/PEDOT:PSS/PFE:BNDI (3 : 1)/Al gave responsivity of 410 mA/W at −4 V under 1 mW/cm2 UV light at 368 nm when 6 0 C of annealing temperature was used during its preparation. The devices that were annealed over the crystallization temperature of PFE showed a charge transfer resistance increase and a mobility decrease.