Air-stable n-channel organic transistors based on a soluble C84 fullerene derivative

Thomas Anthopoulos*, Floris B. Kooistra, Harry J. Wondergem, David Kronholm, Jan C. Hummelen, Dago M. De Leeuw

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The fabrication of air-stable n-channel organic transistors based on a soluble C84 fullerene derivative was discussed. The isomeric mixture of PCBM was obtained by performing a standard 1,3-dipolar addition reaction of an in situ generated diazoalkane on this isomeric C84 mixture. Electrochemical measurements on solutions of isomerically pure (60) PCBM and a mixture of isomers (70) PCBM were performed. The microstructure of (84)PCBM films was investigated by X-ray diffraction measurements. Voltage inverters were fabricated by combining n-channel (84)PCBM transistors with p-channel devices to prove that the environmentally stable nature of (84)PCBM transistors can lead to realization of air-stable complementary circuits. Such circuits are expected to provide the low-power consumption required for many low-end organic electronic circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1679-1684
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 4 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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