We control the growth of high-quality organic semiconducting crystals in the aim of transistor application. By finely tuning the processing parameters, both isolated crystals showing characteristic facet angles and irregular-shaped, thin crystalline domains are obtained in large sizes (>400 μm). Structural investigations indicate that the various shapes of crystals are in the same crystal structure, and reveal that the irregular-shaped crystalline domains are composed by terrace of molecularly flat regions, which can be up to hundreds of microns in size. When applied in field-effect transistors, the thin crystalline domains exhibit the best performance showing μFET up to 4.4 cm2/V s. This is an order of magnitude higher than that of the transistors made from as-spun films and thick crystals. The approach well demonstrates the importance of fine control of crystal formation and can be generally used for getting organic crystal transistors.
- Organic semiconductor
- Single crystal
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering