Single-chain behavior of poly(3-hexylthiophene)

M Ivanov and J Gross and W Janke, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL-SPECIAL TOPICS, 226, 667-681 (2017).

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2016-60348-7

Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) has been in the focus of recent studies due to its promising future use in organic photovoltaics, electronics and photonics. Recent publications investigate the melt behavior of P3HT, its interaction with other molecules, mainly various fullerene derivates, and isolated chains interacting with substrates. In this work we lay the focus on the single-chain properties of P3HT in vacuum. We compare structural properties obtained from simulations using two coarse-grained models and an atomistic model of the polymer for various chain lengths and temperatures.

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