Advances in charge carrier mobilities of semiconducting polymers used in organic transistors

Sarah Holliday*, Jenny E. Donaghey, Iain Mcculloch

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In this review, we describe and discuss recent advances in the performance of polymeric semiconductors in organic field effect transistors (OFETs). Design concepts such as short intermolecular contacts, low conformational disorder, side chain optimization, and noncovalent interactions have all been successfully employed to improve the charge carrier mobility of polymer thin films. The relationship between the molecular design, thin film microstructure, and electrical performance has been exemplified by a range of thiophene, bridged and fused ring, diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP), and isoindigo containing polymers which are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-663
Number of pages17
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 14 2014


  • organic
  • polymer
  • semiconductor
  • transistor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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