While organic semiconducting materials show promise in the realm of low cost/large area applications, the performance of these materials remains low when compared to that of traditional inorganic semiconductors. Certain approaches, however, may improve characteristics such as the field-effect mobility exhibited by current organic semiconductors.
This work seeks to improve the performance of organic semiconducting devices with various techniques, through both device design and organic synthesis. Device scaling is to be utilized to study nanometer scaled organic devices in order to investigate transport mechanisms. Synthetic chemistry will then be attempted to create devices with increased molecular ordering and functionalized integration. Overall this project seeks to drive toward molecularly scaled organic FETs utilizing principles of self-assembly and material integration.