Semiconducting Thienothiophene Copolymers: Design, Synthesis, Morphology, and Performance in Thin-Film Organic Transistors (pages 1091–1109)
Iain McCulloch, Martin Heeney, Michael L. Chabinyc, Dean DeLongchamp, R. Joseph Kline, Michael Cölle, Warren Duffy, Daniel Fischer, David Gundlach, Behrang Hamadani, Rick Hamilton, Lee Richter, Alberto Salleo, Maxim Shkunov, David Sparrowe, Steven Tierney and Weimin Zhang
Article first published online: 4 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200801650
Thienothiophene semiconducting polymers can exhibit a planar backbone conformation, leading to highly crystalline structures, often with good orientation and inter-grain alignment. This thin-film microstructure is optimal in achieving high charge-carrier mobilities in organic field-effect transistors.