Real-time observation and control of pentacene film growth on an artificially structured substrate

Yuki Tsuruma, Abdullah Al-Mahboob, Susumu Ikeda, Jerzy T. Sadowski, Genki Yoshikawa, Yasunori Fujikawa, Toshio Sakurai, Koichiro Saiki

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Abstract

Suppression of nucleation around a gold electrode during pentacene growth on a SiO2 channel is found by photoemission electron microscopy. Mass flow is driven by the difference between the molecular orientations on SiO 2 and gold. The poor connectivity at the channel/electrode boundary causes degradation in the performance of a field-effect transistor, which is found to be improved by selfassembled monolayer treatment on the electrode (see figure; thickness in monolayers (ML)). "Figure Presented"

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4996-5000
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume21
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tsuruma, Y., Al-Mahboob, A., Ikeda, S., Sadowski, J. T., Yoshikawa, G., Fujikawa, Y., Sakurai, T., & Saiki, K. (2009). Real-time observation and control of pentacene film growth on an artificially structured substrate. Advanced Materials, 21(48), 4996-5000. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200901436