ABSTRACT: The W-band continuous-wave electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) analysis of chemically induced polarons in drop-cast and spin-coated polyphenylenevinylene-type and polythiophene-type polymer films reveals rhombic g tensors in both cases. The dependence of the W-band EPR signals on the orientation of the spin-coated films with respect to the magnetic field indicates a high degree of backbone alignment with the substrate and allows a partial assignment of the g tensor orientation. The derived molecular orientations of the polymer chains in the spin-coated films show clear differences between the two types of polymers. The proton hyperfine interactions obtained from X-band HYSCORE (hyperfine sublevel correlation) and Q- and W-band pulsed ENDOR (electron-nuclear double resonance) experiments are interpreted in terms of earlier theoretical studies on the extension of the polarons.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 01/2009; 10(47):7129-38. · 3.57 Impact Factor