Unraveling Unprecedented Charge Carrier Mobility through Structure Property Relationship of Four Isomers of Didodecyl[1]benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene

Yusuke Tsutsui, Guillaume Schweicher, Basab Chattopadhyay, Tsuneaki Sakurai, Jean Baptiste Arlin, Christian Ruzié, Almaz Aliev, Artur Ciesielski, Silvia Colella, Alan R. Kennedy, Vincent Lemaur, Yoann Olivier, Rachid Hadji, Lionel Sanguinet, Frédéric Castet, Silvio Osella, Dmytro Dudenko, David Beljonne, Jérôme Cornil, Paolo SamorìShu Seki, Yves H. Geerts

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Abstract

The structural and electronic properties of four isomers of didodecyl[1]benzothieno[3,2- b ][1]benzothiophene was investigated. FI-TRMC measurements enabled us to probe the local intrinsic charge carrier transport of those materials, among which 2,7-didodecyl[1]benzothieno[3,2- b][1]-benzothiophene was found to exhibit a strikingly high average interfacial mobility demonstrate that the transport in second isomer operates within the band regime, which we associate with the 2D character of the crystal and the limited thermal fluctuations in electronic transfer integrals. Bulk structure determination of the different BTBT derivatives was realized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Classical mobility measurement in OFETs on polycrystalline thin films only confirms the well-established good charge transport properties of second isomer. Devices made from one, three and fourth isomers strongly impacted by their extremely deep ionization potentials, hampering the injection of charges within the accumulation layer. The use of higher electric fields (higher charge carrier density) certainly make the carriers to get strongly attracted by the interface where they have to be subjected to scattering effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7106-7114
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced materials
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • high mobility
  • intrinsic charge carrier transport
  • organic semiconductors
  • structure-property relationship
  • time-resolved microwave conductivity

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    Tsutsui, Y., Schweicher, G., Chattopadhyay, B., Sakurai, T., Arlin, J. B., Ruzié, C., Aliev, A., Ciesielski, A., Colella, S., Kennedy, A. R., Lemaur, V., Olivier, Y., Hadji, R., Sanguinet, L., Castet, F., Osella, S., Dudenko, D., Beljonne, D., Cornil, J., ... Geerts, Y. H. (2016). Unraveling Unprecedented Charge Carrier Mobility through Structure Property Relationship of Four Isomers of Didodecyl[1]benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene. Advanced materials, 7106-7114. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201601285