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Ordered Semiconducting Self-Assembled Monolayers on Polymeric Surfaces Utilized in Organic Integrated Circuits

Fatemeh Gholamrezaie, Simon G. J. Mathijssen, Edsger C. P. Smits, Tom C. T. Geuns, Paul A. van Hal, Sergei A. Ponomarenko, Heinz-Georg Flesch, Roland Resel, Eugenio Cantatore, Paul W. M. Blom, and Dago M. de Leeuw, Washington (2010)

We report on a two-dimensional highly ordered self-assembled monolayer (SAM) directly grown on a bare polymer surface. Semiconducting SAMs are utilized in field-effect transistors and combined into integrated circuits as 4-bit code generators. The driving force to form highly ordered SAMs is packing of the liquid crystalline molecules caused by the interactions between the linear alkane moieties and the π-π stacking of the conjugated thiophene units. The fully functional circuits demonstrate long-range order over large areas, which can be regarded as the start of flexible monolayer electronics.

Partners : Philips, RuG, TNO

Place of Publication : Washington

Date of Publication : 2010/05/07

Additional Data : NANO LETTERS, Volume: 10 Issue: 6

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