TITLE

Isotropic transport in an oligothiophene derivative for single-crystal field-effect transistor applications

AUTHOR(S)
Reese, Colin; Roberts, Mark E.; Parkin, Sean R.; Zhenan Bao
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/18/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 20, p202101
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Single-crystal organic semiconductors have proven invaluable tools in the exploration of charge transport in molecular materials. We employ the elastomeric, photolithographically patterned single-crystal field-effect transistor in the study of an alpha-substituted oligothiophene. The terminal units specify a symmetric layered motif, while allowing the oligothiophene cores to pack closely. Angle-resolved measurements of the field-effect mobility reflect the symmetric edge/face interactions and isotropic mobility. These measurements are supported by electronic structure calculations that show nearly equivalent intermolecular interactions along cell diagonals. These results reveal that the transport is diffusive and a minimum of fourfold symmetry is required for in-plane mobility isotropy.
ACCESSION #
40125772

 

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