The crystallinity of an organic semiconductor film determines the efficiency of charge transport in electronic devices. This report presents a micro-to-nanoscale investigation on the crystal growth of fluorinated 5,11-bis(triethylgermylethynyl)anthradithiophene (diF-TEG-ADT) and its implication for the electrical behavior of organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). diF-TEG-ADT exhibits remarkable self-assembly through spin-cast preparation, with highly aligned edge-on stacking creating a fast hole-conducting channel for OFETs.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Oct 6 2014|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
C.H.K. acknowledges financial and administrative support from Ecole Polytechnique and Alliance Program. I.K. , H.H., and overall project coordination, as well as sample growth and characterization were supported as part of the Center for Re-Defining Photovoltaic Efficiency Through Molecular-Scale Control, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award DE-SC0001085. Research carried out at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02–98CH10886. J.E.A. and M.M.P. thank the National Science Foundation (DMR-1035257) for support of crystalline organic semiconductor development.
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- charge transport
- field-effect transistors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry