Dependencies of Field Effect Mobility on Regioregularity and Side Chain Length in Poly(Alkylthiophene) Films

Wee Yee LIM  Shuichi NAGAMATSU  Wataru TAKASHIMA  Takeshi ENDO  Masahiro RIKUKAWA  Keiichi KANETO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.7   pp.1071-1075
Publication Date: 2000/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Organic Molecular Electronics for the 21st Century)
Category: Ultra Thin Film
field effect mobility,  regioregularity,  regiorandom,  poly(3-hexylthiophene),  poly(3-dodecylthiophene),  

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Carrier mobilities in poly(3-alkylthiphene) cast films have been studied by means of fabricating a field effect transistor (FET) at the field range of (0.4-1.6)104 V/cm. It is found that the regioregurality is markedly effective to the mobilities than the side chain length. The FET mobilility of the regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene), PHT is approximately 310-3 cm2/Vs which is larger than that of regiorandom PHT by 3 orders of magnitude. The mobility of regioregular poly(3-dodecylthiophene), PDDT is 810-4 cm2/Vs and is also 3 orders of magnitude larger than that of regiorandom PDDT. The mobilities of regioregular ones decrease, however, those of regiorandom ones increase at higher fields. The FET mobilities are nearly same to the mobilities estimated by the time of flight method. These results have been discussed taking the regularity of the main chain and the length of side chain into consideration.