4. Self-Organized Discotic Liquid Crystals as Novel Organic Semiconductors

  1. Quan Li
  1. Manoj Mathews and
  2. Quan Li

Published Online: 24 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949122.ch4

Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Applications

Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Applications

How to Cite

Mathews, M. and Li, Q. (2011) Self-Organized Discotic Liquid Crystals as Novel Organic Semiconductors, in Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Applications (ed Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949122.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470559734

Online ISBN: 9780470949122

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Keywords:

  • self-organized discotic liquid crystals - as novel organic semiconductors;
  • discotic liquid crystals, with high charge-carrier mobility - changing nature of central core and peripheral substituents;
  • semiconducting columnar DLCs, promising materials in molecular electronic devices - photoconductivity, charge transport and charge recombination utilization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Semiconducting Properties of Discotic Liquid Crystals

  • Discotic Liquid Crystals with High Charge-Carrier Mobility

  • Processing of Discotic Materials into Active Semiconducting Layers

  • Applications of Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References