Transport and melt processing in functionalized pentacene with "organic wire" connections

J. S. Brooks, R. Vasic, T. Tokumoto, D. Graf, O. H. Chung, J. E. Anthony, S. A. Odom

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We explore melt processing of functionalized pentacene for use in electronic and photonic devices. In parallel, the use of carbon fibers to make electrical contact to the melt-films is described. We discuss the morphology of the melted films which includes the appearance of dendritic growth, carbon fiber contacts to the films, and the temperature dependence of the carbon, PEDOT, and pentacene components of the various structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by NSF-DMR-0203532 and DARPA-DSO. We thank K. Ford for making the photographs of the pentacene films. We are grateful to R. Andrews, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research for supplying us with the pyrolized fibers, and to A. Rinzler for supplying the PAN fibers. Support at the University of Kentucky for the synthesis of functionalized acenes was provided by the Office of Naval Research.


  • Carbon fibers
  • Dendritic growth
  • Melt-film
  • Pentacene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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