Optical absorption from polarons and bipolarons in a tetrahedrally bonded homopolymer

Wenwu Cao, Avadh Saxena

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Abstract

The optical absorption associated with polarons and bipolarons in a tetrahedrally bonded homopolymer is studied within the Rice-Phillpot continuum model. Analytical expressions for the absorption coefficients are obtained and compared with those of polyenes. Both the intragap transitions involving the localized and extended states exhibit square-root singularities at their respective absorption edges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1800-1805
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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