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Ordering of conjugated polymer molecules: recent advances and perspectives

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Abstract

Molecular order and orientation significantly influence the physical properties of organic materials and their corresponding device properties. Therefore ordering organic molecules especially conjugated polymer molecules in the active layer has been a hot topic in organic electronics for high performance organic electronics and remarkable progress has been demonstrated recently. The purpose of this minireview is to highlight the novel strategies for controlling conjugated polymer molecule orders in the solid state, including rational chemical design, optimizing solution-processing techniques and growth of high quality polymer crystalline micro/nanostructures. Moreover, the charge transport mechanisms in conjugated polymers and the relationship of oriented polymer molecules with their field-effect properties are also discussed. Finally, a concise conclusion and perspective of highly ordered conjugated polymer molecules in organic electronics are also addressed.

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The article was received on 25 Jan 2013, accepted on 15 Feb 2013 and first published on 18 Feb 2013


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00131H
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 5197-5205
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    Ordering of conjugated polymer molecules: recent advances and perspectives

    Y. Yao, H. Dong and W. Hu, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 5197
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00131H

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