Organization of charge-carrier pathways for organic electronics

Marcel Kastler*, Wojciech Pisula, Frédéric Laquai, Avinesh Kumar, Richard J. Davies, Stanislav Baluschev, Mari Cruz Garcia-Gutiérrez, Daniel Wasserfallen, Hans Jürgen Butt, Christian Riekel, Gerhard Wegner, Klaus Müllen

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The melt processing of all-hydrocarbon HBC derivatives, providing control of the columnar structure orientation on a substrate was presented. The morphology was locally investigated using a synchrotron radiation (SR) microfocussed X-ray beam to probe the local columnar orientation. A time-of-flight (TOF) technique was utilized to determine the charge -carrier mobility, which allowed the order and the orientation of the molecules to be correlated with the charge-carrier migration. The crystallization textures from the isotropic state were investigated by thermally controlled polarization optical microscopy (POM) experiments to elucidate their supramolecular organization. 2D wide-angle X-ray scattering (2D-WAXS) experiments were performed using an SR-source microfocus X-ray beam to gain further structural insight. The TOF results revealed that the quality of the organization and the molecular orientation is crucial for the charge-carrier mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2255-2259
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 5 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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