Synthesis, properties, and device applications of functionalized acenes

John E. Anthony, James S. Brooks, David L. Eaton, Jason R. Matson, Sean R. Parkin

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Face-to-face interactions of aromatic molecules in the crystalline state may prove to be the most relevant for materials destined to be used in thin-film transistor or photovoltaic applications. We have designed functionalized pentacene derivatives that maximize these interactions in the solid state. We present here a description of a number of pi-stacked crystalline motifs that we can access, along with a discussion of the dependence of resistivity and band gap on the nature and amount of pi-overlap in the crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventOrganic Field Effect Transistors II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2003Aug 4 2003


  • Conductivity
  • Organic crystals
  • Pentacene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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