Molecular design and ordering effects in π-functional materials for transistor and solar cell applications

Pierre Beaujuge, Jean Frechet

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Abstract

Organic electronics are broadly anticipated to impact the development of flexible thin-film device technologies. Among these, solution-processable π-conjugated polymers and small molecules are proving particularly promising in field-effect transistors and bulk heterojunction solar cells. This Perspective analyzes some of the most exciting strategies recently suggested in the design and structural organization of π-functional materials for transistor and solar cell applications. Emphasis is placed on the interplay between molecular structure, self-assembling properties, nanoscale and mesoscale ordering, and device efficiency parameters. A critical look at the various approaches used to optimize both materials and device performance is provided to assist in the identification of new directions and further advances. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20009-20029
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume133
Issue number50
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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