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Tuning kinetic competitions to traverse the rich structural space of organic semiconductor thin films

  • Anna M. Hiszpanski (a1), Petr P. Khlyabich (a1) and Yueh-Lin Loo (a1)

The chemical diversity of organic semiconductors coupled with the kinetic nature of film formation make it challenging to tune the structure of active-layer thin films in organic electronics across multiple length scales. We review techniques to tune aspects of film structure within a framework that accounts for the competition between the time available for structural development and the time required by the organic semiconductors to order, defined by a dimensionless time, τ, that describes the ratio of these two quantities. By considering these two competing time scales, we propose general guidelines to tune the film structure accordingly.

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