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Charge carrier trapping in thin films of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLCs) based on ionic perylene diimide derivative and in chemically-similar neutral N,N′-dipentyl-3,4,9,10-perylene-dicarboximide (PTCDI-C5) films is investigated by thermally-stimulated luminescence (TSL) technique. The LCLC films comprise elongated molecular aggregates featuring a long-range orientational order. The obtained results provide direct evidence for the improved energetic ordering (smaller effective energetic disorder) in aggregated LCLC films as compared to conventional PTCDI-C5 films. The width of the density-of-state distribution of 0.09 eV and 0.13 eV was estimated for the LCLC and PTCDI-C5 films, respectively. Relatively small effective energetic disorder in LCLC films is ascribed to formation of macroscopically larger LCLC aggregates.
Mechanical flexibility is one of the key advantages of organic semiconducting films in applications such as wearable-electronics or flexible displays. The present study is aimed at gaining deeper insight into the effect of strain on charge transport properties of the organic semiconductor films. We have fabricated high performance C60 top gate organic field effect transistors (OFET) on flexible substrates and characterized the devices by curling the substrates in concave and convex manner, to apply varying values of compressive and tensile strain, respectively. Electron mobility is found to increase with compressive strain and decrease with tensile strain. The observed strain effect is found to be strongly anisotropic with respect to the direction of flow of current. This observation on mobility is quantified using an Extended Gaussian Disorder Model (EGDM) for the hopping charge transport. We suggest that the observed strain dependence of the electron transport is dominated by a change in the effective charge hopping distance over the grain boundaries in polycrystalline C60 films.
The critical factor that limits the efficiencies of organic electronic devices is the low charge carrier mobility which is attributed to disorder in organic films. In this work we study the effects of active film morphology on the charge transport in Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs). We fabricated the OFETs using different substrate temperature to grow different morphologies of C60 films by Hot Wall Epitaxy. Atomic Force Microscopy images and XRD results showed increasing grain size with increasing substrate temperature. An increase in field effect mobility was observed for different OFETs with increasing grain size in C60 films. The temperature dependence of charge carrier mobility in these devices followed the empirical relation named as Meyer-Neldel Rule and showed different activation energies for films with different degree of disorder. A shift in characteristic Meyer-Neldel energy was observed with changing C60 morphology which can be considered as an energetic disorder parameter.
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