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Combinatorial screening of the effect of temperature on the microstructure and mobility of a high performance polythiophene semiconductor

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Author(s)

Leah A. Lucas, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Brandon M. Vogel, Eric K. Lin, Michael J. Fasolka, Daniel A. Fischer, Iain McCulloch, Martin Heeney, Ghassan Jabbour

Abstract

Using a gradient combinatorial approach, the authors report the effects of temperature on the microstructure and hole mobility of poly2,5-bis3-dodecylthiophen-2ylthieno3,2-bthiophene thin films for application in organic field-effect transistors. The gradient heating revealed a detailed dependence on thermal history. Optimal heat treatment achieved mobilities as high as 0.3 cm2 V−1 s−1. Mobility enhancement coincides with an increase in crystal domain size and orientation, all of which occur abruptly at a temperature closely corresponding to a bulk liquid crystal phase transition.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters

Keywords

combinatorial analysis, multivariate methods, organic semiconductor, transistor

Citation

Lucas, L. , DeLongchamp, D. , Vogel, B. , Lin, E. , Fasolka, M. , Fischer, D. , McCulloch, I. , Heeney, M. and Jabbour, G. (2007), Combinatorial screening of the effect of temperature on the microstructure and mobility of a high performance polythiophene semiconductor, Applied Physics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852694 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017