Time-of-flight analysis of charge mobility in a Cu-phthalocyanine-based discotic liquid crystal semiconductor

Hideo Fujikake, Takeshi Murashige, Makiko Sugibayashi, Kazuchika Ohta

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Abstract

We used a time-of-flight method to study the charge carrier mobility properties of a molecular-aligned discotic liquid crystal semiconductor based on Cu-phthalocyanine. The heated isotropic-phase semiconductor material was sandwiched between transparent electrodes coated onto glass substrates without conventional alignment layers. This was then cooled, and a discotic liquid crystal semiconductor cell was obtained, which we used to make mobility measurements. The material had a fixed molecular alignment due to the supercooling of the hexagonal columnar mesophase. It was clarified that the carrier mobility for electrons was as high as it was for holes at room temperature. The maximum value of negative charge mobility reached 2.60 × 10-3 cm2/V s, although negative carrier mobility is often much lower than positive carrier mobility in other organic semiconductors, including conventional Cu-phthalocyanine vacuum-deposited films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3474-3476
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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