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A Novel Thermally Reversible Soluble-Insoluble Conjugated Polymer with Semi-Fluorinated Alkyl Chains: Enhanced Transistor Performance by Fluorophobic Self-Organization and Orthogonal Hydrophobic Patterning

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SFA-PQT exhibits self-assembly via a fluorophobic effect in a non-fluorous solvent, which leads to an enhanced electrical performance. Ambipolar transistors and inverters with p- and n- type bilayers are enabled by the unique thermally reversible soluble-insoluble properties of SFA-PQT. More importantly, the hydrophobicity of SFA-PQT facilitates orthogonal hydrophobic patterning and a patterned inverter exhibits low voltage dissipation, a narrow transition zone, a high gain value, and negligible hysteresis.

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