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Analysis of the time-of-flight transients in molecularly doped polymers using the Gaussian disorder model

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 2011. Vol. 23. No. 325105. P. 1-6.

Using published data for four molecularly doped polymers, which exhibit flat plateaus on the time-of-flight transients, we compared theoretical curves with experimental ones. The numerical calculations as well as parameter values were based on the Gaussian disorder model. In no case were flat plateaus predicted to appear. According to theory carrier transit should proceed in the non-equilibrium regime. We saw close agreement for the transit times in weakly polar polymers even at high fields but only at elevated temperatures, while in highly polar polymers similar agreement occurred only at low fields. In addition, the Gaussian disorder model does not account for the current shape universality (regarding field variation) frequently observed experimentally in polar molecularly doped polymers.