Single crystal field effect transistor of a Y-shaped ladder-type oligomer

Phuong T.T. Pham, Yu Xia, C. Daniel Frisbie, Mamoun M. Bader

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We report herein the X-ray single crystal structural analysis, density functional tfieory calculations, and electrical characteristics in single crystal field effect transistor configuration of die Y-shaped ladder-type oligomer 15,16-dithia-5,10-diazanaphüio[2,3-alpha]benzo[c]anüiracene. The molecule is quasiplanar, crystallizes in the monoclinic P2)/c space group wim four molecules in the unit cell and forms stacks along the 6 direction with intermolecular distances of 3.83 Å. Vapor phase transport crystal growth yielded large plate-shaped shiny purple crystals more man 2 cm long which allowed for construction of single crystal FET. Room temperature linear mobility of 0.05 cm21/V was obtained. The transfer characteristics of the device within the temperature range of 250-295 K were also measured. The activation energy for carrier detrapping was found to be 540 meV, much higher than most other oligoacene crystals known to date. This is probably due to the relatively large separation between molecules along the c axis of the crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7968-7971
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 29 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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