Uniaxially aligned, thin films of a discotic columnar thermotropic liquid crystalline material can be prepared by a simple solution zone-casting method, without the need for modified surfaces or traditional alignment techniques. Atomic force microscopy together with X-ray diffraction reveals single-crystalline-like order over several square centimeters, far exceeding the requirements for application of such films in organic molecular electronic devices such as field-effect transistors.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Feb 15 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry