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Perylenediimide nanowires and their use in fabricating field-effect transistors and complementary inverters.


PMID 17696562

Abstract

Perylenetetracarboxyldiimide (PTCDI) nanowires self-assembled from commercially available materials are demonstrated as the n-channel semiconductor in organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and as a building block in high-performance complementary inverters. Devices based on a network of PTCDI nanowires have electron mobilities and current on/off ratios on the order of 10(-2) cm2/Vs and 10(4), respectively. Complementary inverters based on n-channel PTCDI nanowire transistors and p-channel hexathiapentacene (HTP) nanowire OFETs achieved gains as high as 8. These results demonstrate the first example of the use of one-dimensional organic semiconductors in complementary inverters.

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