Trichlorosilanes as Anchoring Groups for Phenylene-Thiophene Molecular Monolayer Field Effect Transistors

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  • External authors:
  • Kexin Lu
  • Daniel Tate
  • Barbara Urasinska-Wojcik
  • Dolores Caras-Quintero


Self assembled monolayer field effect transistors (SAMFETs) are reported using a phenylene-thiophene containing semiconducting mesogen attached through a trichlorosilane anchoring group. Monolayer films, covalently attached to silicon dioxide substrates, form in less than 10 h from solution, thanks to the accelerated reaction of the trichlorosilane anchor. Devices exhibit mobilities as high as 1.7 × 10−2 cm2 V−1 s−1, currents of up to 15 μA (on/off current ratio of 106) with device yields close to unity over large areas for channel lengths up to 100 μm.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6677–6683
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number42
StatePublished - 26 Aug 2014