Electric-field-induced orientation control of organic semiconductor rubrene crystals

Takeshi Matsukawa, Shin Ichiro Kobayashi, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Kingo Itaya

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    The electric field-induced orientation of rubrene single crystals was observed in a nonpolar solvent. Rubrene single microcrystals responded to an AC electric field beyond a crystal-size dependent threshold. The longitudinal axis, i.e., b-axis, of rubrene single crystals on a SiO2/Si substrate was aligned almost parallel to the direction of the applied electric field. Field-effect transistors with these orientated crystals exhibited low variability of the carrier mobility.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)947-950
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 15


    • Crystal structure
    • Electrical properties
    • Organic compounds
    • Semiconductors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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