The increase of the molecular ordering and field-effect mobility in triethylsilylethynyl anthradithiophene (TES ADT) thin film transistors by solvent annealing was investigated. X-ray diffraction data revealed that TES ADT molecules crystallize with silyl groups on the substrate surface. After solvent annealing, spherulites were formed and the field-effect mobilities dramatically increased up to 0.43 cm2 V s (over 100-fold) as result of maximized overlap of π electron clouds along the in-plane direction and the formation of a continuous crystal.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)