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Durham University

Department of Engineering

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Publication details for Professor Michael Petty

Park, J., Keum, C.-M., Kim, J.-H., Lee, S.-D., Payne, M., Petty, M.C., Anthony, J.E. & Bae, J.-H. (2013). Photo-assisted molecular engineering in solution-processed organic thin-film transistors with a blended semiconductor for high mobility anisotropy. Applied Physics Letters 102(1): 013306.

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This paper reports a viable method for enhancing mobility anisotropy in solution-processed organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) by irradiating linearly polarized ultraviolet (LPUV) light onto a 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)-pentacene (TIPS-pentacene)/poly (vinyl cinnamate) (PVCi) blended semiconductor film. The needle-like crystalline domains in the blended semiconductor film were aligned along the polarization direction of the LPUV light, suggesting that TIPS-pentacene molecules are oriented anisotropically due to an intermolecular interaction and aggregation with the photo-aligned PVCi molecules. The mobility anisotropy reached up to about 50, which is the highest value achieved in solution-processed organic TFTs with a polymeric insulator.