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Implication of Molecular Weight on Optical and Charge Transport Anisotropy in PQT-C12 Films Fabricated by Dynamic FTM.

ACS applied materials & interfaces (2019-07-17)
Atul S M Tripathi, Shifumi Sadakata, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Shuichi Nagamatsu, Yoshito Ando, Shyam S Pandey
ABSTRACT

Large area (>20 cm × 2 cm)-oriented thin films of PQT-C12 with varying molecular weight and polydispersity index (PDI) were fabricated by the ribbon-shaped floating film transfer method aiming toward their application as an active semiconductor element of organic field effect transistors (OFETs). Investigation on the influence of the molecular weight and PDI upon the extent of molecular alignment and anisotropic charge transport was systematically carried out. It has been demonstrated that high molecular weight in combination with low PDI not only leads to a very high optical anisotropy >10 but also high charge carrier anisotropy with a hole mobility of about 0.07 cm2/V·s for OFETs using parallel-oriented PQT-C12 thin films. Such a structure-property correlation is highly beneficial for the development of high performance organic electronic devices by synergistic and amicable tuning of the optoelectronic anisotropies and polymer synthetic variables.

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Trichloro(octadecyl)silane, ≥90%