Photoconductivity in the columnar phases of a glassy discotic twin


  • We thank P. A. Heiney and N. C. Maliszewskyi for the X-ray measurements, which were carried out in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, supported by NSF-DMR-92–20668. This work was supported by the BMFT (03M4048A0) and by the Fond der Chemischen Industrie.


Processible organic materials exhibiting high charge carrier mobilities are a step closer with the development of liquid crystalline photoconducting materials. The mobilities have been measured in various phase regions over the temperature range from – 100 to 165°C and the influence of different annealing conditions assessed, indicating that these materials could soon compete with amorphous semiconductors in electronics applications.