Meso-epitaxial solution-growth of self-organizing discotic liquid-crystalline semiconductors

Anick M. Van De Craats, Natalie Stutzmann, Oliver Bunk, Martin M. Nielsen, Mark Watson, Klaus Müllen, Henri D. Chanzy, Henning Sirringhaus, Richard H. Friend

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Direct processing from solution of organic semiconductors presents a new paradigm for low-cost device manufacture, and considerable progress was made using conjugated polymers for light-emitting diodes and displays. However, ordered thin films were required for efficient charge transport, and it became a challenge to establish optimal structural organization using small molecules. It was shown that substituted hexabenzocoronenes (HBCs) can be processed from solution, to form films with supramolecularly ordered columnar stacks which lie parallel to the substrate and can be oriented uniaxially onto poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) alignment layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 17 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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