Indacenodithiophene semiconducting polymers for high-performance, air-stable transistors

W. Zhang, J. Smith, S.E. Watkins, R. Gysel, M. McGehee, A. Salleo, J. Kirkpatrick, S. Ashraf, T. Anthopoulos, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch
Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 11437-11439, (2010)

Indacenodithiophene semiconducting polymers for high-performance, air-stable transistors

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Semiconducting polymers

Abstract

​High-performance, solution-processed transistors fabricated from semiconducting polymers containing indacenodithiohene repeat units are described. The bridging functions on the backbone contribute to suppressing large-scale crystallization in thin films. However, charge carrier mobilities of up to 1 cm2/(V s) for a benzothiadiazole copolymer were reported and, coupled with both ambient stability and long-wavelength absorption, make this family of polymers particularly attractive for application in next-generation organic optoelectronics.

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DOI: 10.1021/ja1049324

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