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The Effect of Fluorination on Pentacene/Gold Interface Energetics and Charge Reorganization Energy


  • The authors thank Jürgen P. Rabe (HU-Berlin) and Georg Heimel (Georgia Tech) for supportive discussions. N.K. acknowledges financial support from the Emmy Noether-Program (DFG).


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Organic semiconductor/metal interface energetics play a key role in the performance of organic-based electronic devices. The comparative angle-resolved ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (ARUPS) study of pentacene (PEN) and perfluoropentacene (PFP) on Au(111) reported here highlights the effect of perfluorination and molecular layer thickness on the interface energy levels (see figure for PFP/Au(111) interface energy levels).

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