Characterization of a soluble anthradithiophene derivative

B. R. Conrad, C. K. Chan, M. A. Loth, S. R. Parkin, X. Zhang, D. M. Delongchamp, J. E. Anthony, D. J. Gundlach

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The structural and electrical properties of a solution processable material, 2,8-difluoro-5,11-tert-butyldimethylsilylethynyl anthradithiophene (TBDMS), were measured for single crystal transistors. TBDMS is observed to readily form single crystals from physical vapor zone sublimation. A columnar packing crystal structure, with an approximate π /4 radian rotational offset between neighboring molecules, is observed. Single crystal TBDMS transistors display a maximum observed saturation mobility μS of 0.07 cm 2 /V s, current on-off ratio > 107, and subthreshold swing S≈1 dec/V. The spectral current noises of single crystal devices display a 1/f flicker noise, while the metal-semiconductor charge injection barrier is estimated by ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133306
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 27 2010

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Funding Information:
NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Associateship for B.R.C. and C.K.C., the Office of Naval Research Grant No. N00014-05-1-0019 for J.E.A. and M.A.L, and C. Snyder, K. Pernstich, and O. Jurchescu for insightful discussions.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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