Connecting electrical and molecular properties of semiconducting polymers for thin-film transistors

Michael L. Chabinyc, Leslie H. Jimison, Jonathan Rivnay, Alberto Salleo

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Abstract

An overview of recent work on the connection between electrical and molecular properties of semiconducting polymers for thin-film transistors (TFTs) is presented. A description of the molecular packing and microstructure of amorphous to semicrystalline semiconducting polymers is presented. The features of basic models for electrical transport in TFTs are discussed. These studies indicate that defect states and traps are as important as ordered domains for understanding transport in semiconducting polymers. Advanced methods, such as electric force microscopy, useful for measuring the characteristics of defect states and charge traps, are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-689
Number of pages7
JournalMRS Bulletin
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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