Electron spin resonance observation of field-induced charge carriers in ultrathin-film transistors of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) with controlled in-plane chain orientation

Watanabe, Shun-ichiro; Tanaka, Hisaaki; Kuroda, Shin-ichi; Toda, Akio; Nagano, Shusaku; Seki, Takahiro; Kimoto, Atsushi; Abe, Jiro
April 2010
Applied Physics Letters;4/26/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 17, p173302
Academic Journal
Ultrathin-film polymeric transistors with controlled in-plane chain orientation have been fabricated based on Langmuir–Blodgett technique by cospreading liquid crystal molecule with regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene). The mobilities parallel to the chain direction reached 0.001–0.01 cm2/V s for 1 to 5 monolayer thick transistors. Mobility ratio was about 2 for the parallel and perpendicular directions. Electron spin resonance (ESR) signals of the field-induced polarons exhibited clear in-plane anisotropies due to unpaired π-electrons. The anisotropic ESR spectra together with the optical dichroism determine the detailed molecular orientations in the channel of such ultrathin transistors.


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