TITLE

Nonlinear transport in semiconducting polymers at high carrier densities

AUTHOR(S)
Yuen, Jonathan D.; Menon, Reghu; Coates, Nelson E.; Namdas, Ebinazar B.; Cho, Shinuk; Hannahs, Scott T.; Moses, Daniel; Heeger, Alan J.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Nature Materials;Jul2009, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p572
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Conducting and semiconducting polymers are important materials in the development of printed, flexible, large-area electronics such as flat-panel displays and photovoltaic cells. There has been rapid progress in developing conjugated polymers with high transport mobility required for high-performance field-effect transistors (FETs), beginning with mobilities around 10−4 cm2 V−1 s−1 to a recent report of 1 cm2 V−1 s−1 for poly(2,5-bis(3-tetradecylthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2-b]thiophene) (PBTTT). Here, the electrical properties of PBTTT are studied at high charge densities both as the semiconductor layer in FETs and in electrochemically doped films to determine the transport mechanism. We show that data obtained using a wide range of parameters (temperature, gate-induced carrier density, source–drain voltage and doping level) scale onto the universal curve predicted for transport in the Luttinger liquid description of the one-dimensional ‘metal’.
ACCESSION #
42223557

 

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