Self-assembled liquid crystalline solution processable semiconductors

Maxim Shkunov*, Weimin Zhang, Clare Bailey, Bryan Fleming, Mark Giles, Martin Heeney, Iain Love, David Sparrowe, Steve Tierney, Iain McCulloch, Martin M. Nielsen, Dag W. Breiby, Oliver Bunk

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Abstract

This work describes the development of solution processable liquid crystalline semiconductors and their applications in field-effect transistors. The relationship between liquid crystal molecular structure, its corresponding phase behaviour and electrical performance is examined. Molecular design methodology is employed to control the liquid crystalline morphology. The thermal, optical and electrical behaviour of these materials is characterised and X-ray diffraction scattering technique is used to reveal details of morphology and molecular orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-71
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5464
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conjugated liquid crystals
  • Mobility
  • Monodomain
  • Organic field-effect transistors
  • Organic semiconductors
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular organisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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