Dipolar disorder formalism revisited
The dipolar disorder formalism (DDF) of Borsenberger and Bдssler has been further developed based on a unified approach treating the van der Waals and the dipolar disorder energies as being roportional to mean intersite distance in a certain power. Tested against real molecularly doped polymers with the concentration of the dopant changing in a wide range, this approach gives values of the exponent lying in the interval from _1.5 to _2.5. The total disorder is represented by an algebraic combination of four material parameters relating to the dopant and the polymer matrix weighted by their relative weight concentrations. What is important, we seem to get able to explain the near constancy of the total disorder when the concentration of the polar dopant changes. Until recently, this unusual behavior of the total disorder defied any reasonable explanation.