Meso-Epitaxial Solution-Growth of Self-Organizing Discotic Liquid-Crystalline Semiconductors (pages 495–499)
A.M. van de Craats, N. Stutzmann, O. Bunk, M.M. Nielsen, M. Watson, K. Müllen, H.D. Chanzy, H. Sirringhaus and R.H. Friend
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200390114
Substituted hexabenzocoronenes (HBCs) form films with supramolecularly ordered columnar stacks that are uniaxially oriented onto poly(tetrafluoroethylene) alignment layers (see Figure). In field-effect transistor (FET) tests, mobilities of up to 10–3 cm2 V–1 s–1 and high on–off ratios of more than 104 were derived for these aligned HBC films, characteristics superior to FETs prepared from isotropic HBC layers.