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Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Electronic Properties of Nonlinear Fused Thienoacene Semiconductors

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posted on 2011-12-16, 00:00 authored by Hayden T. Black, Shubin Liu, Valerie Sheares Ashby
Two fused thienoacene compounds with two-dimensional ring connectivity were synthesized, and their semiconducting properties were characterized. Both compounds have a crystal structure comprised of herringbone arrays of tight π–π stacks. Strong π–π interactions lead to self-assembly into well-defined crystalline thin films from the vapor phase for both compounds. Field effect transistors were fabricated, affording identical hole mobilities of 3.0 × 10–3 cm2/(V s) and Ion/off > 105.