Cyanonaphthalene diimide semiconductors for air-stable, flexible, and optically transparent n-channel field-effect transistors

Brooks A. Jones, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks, Michael R. Wasielewski

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Dicyanoperylene diimides (PDI-RCN2) is an effective organic semiconductor used for the fabrication air-stable, flexible, and optically transparent n-channel field effect transistors (FET). These organic semiconductor materials feature a unique combination of high electron mobility, environmental stability, and solution processability. These materials yield complementary organic logic and frequency-generating devices with unprecedented performance. NDI-8CN and NDI-8CN2 are two core-cyanated naphthalene diimide (NDI) semiconductors, which represent the first air-stable, high-mobility, and transparent organic n-type semiconductors. All thin films were characterized by OFET measurements, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and tapping-mode atomic force microscopy (AFM). This air-stable, flexible, transparent OFET, fabricated with NDI-8CN2 to demonstrate the unique materials properties, exhibits a mobility of 0.03 cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2703-2705
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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