Investigation of the electronic properties of cyclopentadithiophene polymers and copolymers

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Cyclopentadithiophene based homopolymers and copolymers have been investigated as semiconductor layers in field effect transistors. They generally show low hole mobilities due to a disordered amorphous structure in the solid state. FET mobility can be enhanced in the homopolymer, although this results in poor on/off ratio of the device. The low mobilities may be attributed to the presence of solubilizing alkyl chains normal to the long axis of the polymer which prevent the self assembly of the polymer into an ordered π-stacked configuration.

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Coppo, P., Turner, M.L., Cupertino, D.C. et al. Investigation of the electronic properties of cyclopentadithiophene polymers and copolymers. MRS Online Proceedings Library 771, 49 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-771-L4.9

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