Advances in charge carrier mobilities of semiconducting polymers used in organic transistors

Sarah Holliday, Jenny E. Donaghey, Iain McCulloch

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Abstract

In this review, we describe and discuss recent advances in the performance of polymeric semiconductors in organic field effect transistors (OFETs). Design concepts such as short intermolecular contacts, low conformational disorder, side chain optimization, and noncovalent interactions have all been successfully employed to improve the charge carrier mobility of polymer thin films. The relationship between the molecular design, thin film microstructure, and electrical performance has been exemplified by a range of thiophene, bridged and fused ring, diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP), and isoindigo containing polymers which are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-663
Number of pages17
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • organic
  • polymer
  • semiconductor
  • transistor

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