New liquid crystalline semiconductors and their fabrication in organic field effect transistor devices

Martin Heeney, David Graham, Maxim Shkunov, David Sparrowe, Mark Giles, Clare Bailey, Steven Tierney, Weimin Zhang, Iain McCulloch

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Abstract

The performance of the semiconducting component in organic field effect transistors (OFET's), is a key parameter in the advancement of organic electronic devices. This work describes the development of solution processible liquid crystalline semiconductors, both main chain rigid rod polymers and small molecule polymerisable liquid crystals, referred to as reactive mesogens. New conjugated main chain polymeric semiconductors have been designed, synthesised, and their performance in transistor devices is reported. Small molecule liquid crystalline semiconductors, which contain reactive end groups, were also prepared, and their design, characterisation, and performance in transistor devices is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume771
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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