Advantageous 3D ordering of π-conjugated systems: A new approach towards efficient charge transport in any direction: A new approach towards efficient charge transport in any direction

Hao Pang, Filipe Vilela, Peter J. Skabara, Joseph J.W. McDouall, David J. Crouch, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Donal D.C. Bradley, Dago M. De Leeuw, Peter N. Horton, Michael B. Hursthouse

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Abstract

A new molecule, bis(hexylthieno)benzobisthiazole 1, which self-assembles in the solid state to give intermolecular close contacts in all three dimensions, is presented. This structure represents a highly promising new packing mode that eliminates the significant problem of manipulating molecular alignment within an OFET device, since charges will propagate efficiently between source and drain, irrespective of the orientation obtained during deposition. Higher values for hole mobility are probably restricted by the large difference between the HOMO of 1 and the work function of the gold electrode.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4438-4442
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume19
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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