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Nanostrutured Optoelectronics Toolbox

By Alexander S McLeod1, Ian Rousseau2

1. University of California - Berkeley 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Examine charge and exciton transport in nanostructured optoelectonic devices

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Published on 16 Aug 2010
Latest version: 1.0.4. All versions

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Organic semiconductors, metal oxides, and nanomaterials hold promise as the future basis for efficient, cost-effective, large scale optoelectronic devices. This tool computes the transient and steady-state charge and exciton distributions in devices composed of a sequence of planar, distinct layers of semiconductor and nanostructured materials.

The model utilizes a rate equation formalism based upon the idea of hopping across a one-dimensional chain of atoms and molecules. In the limit of low field and a narrow, the model is equivalent to the drift-diffusion equations. The advantage of the rate equation formalism lies in its generalizability; various injection models, Foerster resonant energy transfer, interfacial recombination, and tunneling can be studied within this framework.

Tags, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.