Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.536, 93-98, 2011
Photoconductivity of Polymeric Composites Doped with Porous Silicon Nanoparticles and Additions of Ionic Polymethine Dyes of Different Types
Features of the electrical conductivity and the photoconductivity of polyvinylbutyral films containing silicon nanoparticles and similar films doped with cationic and anionic polymethine dyes are studied. Sensitization of the photoelectric effect by dyes with various ionicities in films is explained by the possible photogeneration of holes and electrons from dye molecules and the intrinsic bipolar conductivity of silicon nanoparticles. It is assumed that the electronic conductivity in silicon nanoparticles is higher as compared with that in nanoparticles with p-type conductivity.