Anthracenedicarboximides as air-stable N-channel semiconductors for thin-film transistors with remarkable current on-off ratios

Zhiming Wang, Choongik Kim, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks

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A new n-type semiconductor family for organic field-effect transistors (FETs), based on core-unsubstituted and core-cyanated anthracenedicarboximides, is reported. By tuning electron affinity, these materials exhibit good electron-transport properties and stability in ambient as well as very high Ion/Ioff ratios. Unoptimized N,N-di-n-octyl-9,10-dicyano-2,3:6,7-anthracenedicarboximide (ADI8-CN2)-based FETs exhibit good electron mobilities (μe = 0.02 cm2/(V s)) and very high Ion/Ioff > 107 in ambient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13362-13363
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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