The Nature of Plateau on Time-of-Flight Curves in Molecularly Doped Polymers
Abstract—Transient current curves in a polar molecularly doped polymer for subsurface and bulk generations of charge carriers are compared. No transformation of the horizontal plateau on the former to the curve predicted by the diffusion and drift theory was found, contrary to expectations for quasi-equilibrium transport conditions. This behavior indicates a nonequilibrium character of the transport of charge carriers. The plateau appearance is explained in our case by the depleted subsurface layer effect, as we already pointed out earlier.