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Self-assembled liquid crystalline solution processable semiconductors
Author(s): Maxim N. Shkunov; Weimin Zhang; Clare Bailey; Bryan Fleming; Mark Giles; Martin Heeney; Iain Love; David Sparrowe; Steve Tierney; Iain McCulloch; Martin M. Nielsen; Dag W. Breiby; Oliver Bunk
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Paper Abstract

This work describes the development of solution processable liquid crystalline semiconductors and their applications in field-effect transistors. The relationship between liquid crystal molecular structure, its corresponding phase behaviour and electrical performance is examined. Molecular design methodology is employed to control the liquid crystalline morphology. The thermal, optical and electrical behaviour of these materials is characterised and X-ray diffraction scattering technique is used to reveal details of morphology and molecular orientation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5464, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545729
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Maxim N. Shkunov, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Weimin Zhang, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Clare Bailey, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Bryan Fleming, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Mark Giles, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin Heeney, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Iain Love, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Sparrowe, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Steve Tierney, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Iain McCulloch, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin M. Nielsen, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Dag W. Breiby, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Oliver Bunk, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5464:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Hans Hofstraat, Editor(s)

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