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      Investigation of the charge transport through disordered organic molecular heterojunctions

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          We develop a new three-dimensional multiparticle Monte Carlo ({\it 3DmpMC}) approach in order to study the hopping charge transport in disordered organic molecular media. The approach is applied here to study the charge transport across an energetically disordered organic molecular heterojunction, known to strongly influence the characteristics of the multilayer devices based on thin organic films. The role of energetic disorder and its spatial correlations, known to govern the transport in the bulk, are examined here for the bilayer homopolar system where the heterojunction represents the bottleneck for the transport. We study the effects of disorder on both sides of the heterojunction, the effects of the spatial correlation within each material and among the layers. Most importantly, the {\it 3DmpMC} approach permits us to treat correctly the effects of the Coulomb interaction among carriers in the region where the charge accumulation in the device is particularly important and the Coulomb interaction most pronounced. The Coulomb interaction enhances the current by increasing the electric field at the heterojunction as well as by affecting the thermalization of the carriers in front of the barrier. Our MC simulations are supplemented by the master equation (ME) calculations in order to build a rather comprehensive picture of the hopping transport over the homopolar heterojunction.

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          05 January 2006
          Article
          10.1063/1.2222041
          cond-mat/0601097
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          26 pages, 11 figures, LaTeX
          cond-mat.other

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