Study Results from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in the Area of General Science Reported (Template-mediated nano-crystallite networks in semiconducting polymers)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Science. According to news reporting originating from Pohang, South Korea, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Unlike typical inorganic semiconductors with a crystal structure, the charge dynamics of pi-conjugated polymers (pi-CPs) are severely limited by the presence of amorphous portions between the ordered crystalline regions. Thus, the formation of interconnected pathways along crystallites of pi-CPs is desired to ensure highly efficient charge transport in printable electronics."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), "Here we report the formation of nano-crystallite networks in pi-CP films by employing novel template-mediated crystallization (TMC) via polaron formation and electrostatic interaction. The lateral and vertical charge transport of TMC-treated films increased by two orders of magnitude compared with pristine pi-CPs. In particular, because of the unprecedented room temperature and solution-processing advantages of our TMC method, we achieve a field-effect mobility of 0.25 cm(2) V-1 s(-1) using a plastic substrate, which corresponds to the highest value reported thus far."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Because our findings can be applied to various pi-conjugated semiconductors, our approach is universal and is expected to yield high-performance printable electronics."
For more information on this research see: Template-mediated nano-crystallite networks in semiconducting polymers. Nature Communications, 2014;5():79-88. Nature Communications can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Nature Communications - www.nature.com/ncomms/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Kwon, Pohang Univ Sci & Technol POSTECH, PAL, Pohang 790784, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include K. Yu, K. Kweon, G. Kim, J. Kim, H. Kim, Y.R. Jo, B.J. Kim, J. Kim, S.H. Lee and K. Lee.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Pohang, Science, South Korea, Electronics, Semiconductor
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