Advanced Materials

Micrometer- and Nanometer-Sized Organic Single-Crystalline Transistors

Authors

  • Qingxin Tang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
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  • Lang Jiang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
    2. Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100039 (P.R. China)
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  • Yanhong Tong,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
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  • Hongxiang Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China).
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  • Yaling Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
    2. Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100039 (P.R. China)
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  • Zhaohui Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
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  • Wenping Hu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China).
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  • Yunqi Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
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  • Daoben Zhu

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (P.R. China)
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  • The authors acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20571079, 20721061, 50725311, 60736004, 60771031), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2006CB806200, 2006CB932100), and the Chinese Academy of Science.

Abstract

The use of micrometer and nanometer-sized organic single crystals to fabricate devices can retain all the advantages of single crystals, avoid the difficulties of growing large crystals, and provide a way to characterize organic semiconductors more efficiently. Moreover, the effective use of such “small” crystals will be beneficial to nanoelectronics. Here we review the recent progress of organic single-crystalline transistors based on micro-/nanometer-sized structures, namely fabrication methods and related technical issues, device properties, and current challenges.

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