Mobility Enhancement of P3HT-Based OTFTs upon Blending with Au Nanorods

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Author(s)

  • Li Zhou
  • Su-Ting Han
  • Yan Yan
  • Ye Zhou
  • Zong-Xiang Xu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1057
Journal / PublicationParticle and Particle Systems Characterization
Volume32
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Abstract

The mobility enhancement of organic thin-film transistors based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) by incorporating gold nanorods (Au NRs) is reported. Through varying the doping concentration and surface modifier of the Au NRs in P3HT matrix, the P3HT/Au composite with 0.5 mg mL-1 pyridine-capped Au NRs exhibits a hole mobility of 0.059 cm2 V-1 s-1, this value is seven times higher than that of pristine P3HT. This remarkable improvement of mobility originates from the enhanced crystallinity and optimized orientation of P3HT after doping with Au NRs. In addition, the appropriate surface modification can produce more-efficient hole conduction of Au NRs. The incorporation of gold nanorods with alkylamino and pyridine ligands into a poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) matrix leads to the mobility enhancement of P3HT-based organic thin-film transistors. This enhancement is attributed to the improved crystallinity of the P3HT film, and the optimized orientation of P3HT relative to the substrate.

Research Area(s)

  • gold nanorods, hole mobility, nanocomposites, organic thin-film transistors, poly(3-hexylthiophene)

Citation Format(s)

Mobility Enhancement of P3HT-Based OTFTs upon Blending with Au Nanorods. / Zhou, Li; Han, Su-Ting; Zhuang, Jiaqing; Yan, Yan; Zhou, Ye; Sun, Qi-Jun; Xu, Zong-Xiang; Roy, V. A L.

In: Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, Vol. 32, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. 1051-1057.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review