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Structure-Function Relationships in Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes

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Organic charge-transfer complexes are ordered combinations of charge-donating (D) and charge-accepting (A) compounds. The proximity of the D and A units results in a partial degree of ionicity and a band structure that is a hybrid of the parent compounds, allowing the complex to exhibit interesting physical characteristics. These include metallicity, ambipolar semiconductivity, photoconductivity, ferroelectricity, and more. The focus of this work is to identify several structure-function relationships in charge-transfer complexes pertaining to organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). The materials of focus in these studies are perylene- 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (perylene-TCNQ), dibenzotetrathiafulvalene-TCNQ (DBTTF-TCNQ), and stilbene-F4TCNQ.
subject
Charge-Transfer Complexes
Organic Electronics
Organic Semiconductors
Single Crystals
contributor
Goetz, Katelyn Patricia (author)
Jurchescu, Oana D (committee chair)
Holzwarth, Natalie A.W. (committee member)
Matthews, George E (committee member)
Williams, Richard T (committee member)
date
2016-05-21T08:35:50Z (accessioned)
2017-05-20T08:30:08Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Physics (discipline)
embargo
2017-05-20 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/59312 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Structure-Function Relationships in Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes
type
Dissertation

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