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High-Mobility Air-Stable n-Type Semiconductors with Processing Versatility: Dicyanoperylene-3,4:9,10-bis(dicarboximides)

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  • Brooks A. Jones,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • Michael J. Ahrens,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • Myung-Han Yoon,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • Antonio Facchetti Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • Tobin J. Marks Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • Michael R. Wasielewski Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208-3113, USA, Fax: (+1) 847-491-2290
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  • We thank DARPA (MDA972-03-1-0023) and ONR (N00014-02-1-0909, N00014-02-1-0381) for support of this research, and the Northwestern Materials Research Center (NSF-MRSEC DMR-0076097) for characterization facilities. We also thank Charlotte Stern for single-crystal X-ray diffraction data collection and Matthew Russell for aid with SEM measurements.

Abstract

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Taking up the semiconducting baton: Organic field-effect transistors fabricated with a new class of extremely electron-deficient cyanated perylene diimides are air-stable and exhibit n-type mobilities as high as 0.64 cm2 V−1 s−1 (see scheme). Devices can be fabricated from vapor-deposited and solution-cast films as well as top- and bottom-contact electrode configurations.

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