Extended Thiophene Oligomers: New Polyenes for Molecular Electronics

  • D. Fichou
  • G. Horowitz
  • F. Garnier
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 107)


Well-defined thiophene oligomers α-nT with extended τ-systems such as the hexamer α-6T can be considered as linear polyenes. They are stable and processible low molecular solids which already possess most of the electronic properties of polythiophene and may even surpass them. We report in this paper on the low-temperature optical absorption spectra of vacuum evaporated α-nT thin films and their use as molecular semiconductors in the fabrication of ”all-organic” field-effect transistors.


Poly Thiophene Linear Polyene Good Optical Quality Molecular Electronic Device Crystalline Thin Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Fichou
    • 1
  • G. Horowitz
    • 1
  • F. Garnier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Matériaux MoléculairesC.N.R.S.ThiaisFrance

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