The Influence of PEDOT to PSS Ratio on the Optical Properties of PEDOT:PSS Thin Solid Films - Insight from Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
H. Bednarski, B. Hajduk, J. Jurusik, B. Jarząbek, M. Domański, K. Łaba, A. Wanic and M. Łapkowski
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 34, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
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In this work, we study the influence of the PEDOT to PSS ratio on the optical properties of PEDOT:PSS thin solid films using spectroscopic ellipsometry and UV-vis spectrometry. In the data analysis, we develop a consisted composition dependent optical model of PEDOT:PSS. This enabled us to account for contributions from PSS part within the Tauc-Lorentz optical model and from PEDOT part within the Drude-Lorentz optical model. Moreover, we relate the optical properties of PEDOT:PSS thin solid films to their electrical specific conductivities in the frame of the generalized effective medium theory. Determined in this manner electrical conductivities of five commercially available water dispersions of PEDOT:PSS are compared with their nominal values.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.1242
PACS numbers: 73.61.Ph, 78.20.Ci, 78.66.Qn