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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Qian
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yang
dc.contributor.authorKohara, Akihiro
dc.contributor.authorMatsumoto, Hidetoshi
dc.contributor.authorManzhos, Sergei
dc.contributor.authorFeron, Krishna
dc.contributor.authorBottle, Steven E
dc.contributor.authorBell, John
dc.contributor.authorMichinobu, Tsuyoshi
dc.contributor.authorSonar, Prashant
dc.description.abstractFine‐tuning of the charge carrier polarity in organic transistors is an important step toward high‐performance organic complementary circuits and related devices. Here, three new semiconducting polymers, namely, pDPF‐DTF2, pDPSe‐DTF2, and pDPPy‐DTF2, are designed and synthesized using furan, selenophene, and pyridine flanking group‐based diketopyrrolopyrrole cores, respectively. Upon evaluating their electrical properties in transistor devices, the best performance has been achieved for pDPSe‐DTF2 with the highest and average hole mobility of 1.51 and 1.22 cm2 V−1 s−1, respectively. Most intriguingly, a clear charge‐carrier‐polarity change is observed when the devices are measured under vacuum. The pDPF‐DTF2 polymer exhibits a balanced ambipolar performance with the µh/µe ratio of 1.9, whereas pDPSe‐DTF2 exhibits p‐type dominated charge carrier transport properties with the µh/µe ratio of 26.7. Such a charge carrier transport change is due to the strong electron‐donating nature of the selenophene. Furthermore, pDPPy‐DTF2 with electron‐withdrawing pyridine flanking units demonstrates unipolar n‐type charge transport properties with an electron mobility as high as 0.20 cm2 V−1 s−1. Overall, this study demonstrates a simple yet effective approach to switch the charge carrier polarity in transistors by varying the electron affinity of flanking groups of the diketopyrrolopyrrole unit.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvanced Functional Materials
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsChemistry, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject.keywordsChemistry, Physical
dc.titleTuning the Charge Carrier Polarity of Organic Transistors by Varying the Electron Affinity of the Flanked Units in Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Copolymers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLiu, Q; Wang, Y; Kohara, A; Matsumoto, H; Manzhos, S; Feron, K; Bottle, SE; Bell, J; Michinobu, T; Sonar, P, Tuning the Charge Carrier Polarity of Organic Transistors by Varying the Electron Affinity of the Flanked Units in Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Copolymers, Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 30 (7)
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gro.griffith.authorSonar, Prashant

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