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Flexible organic semiconductor thin films

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Abstract

Research on organic semiconductor thin films has been accelerated due to their potential for low cost and large area flexible devices. Already there are various products based on organic semiconductor thin films such as displays which have been commercialized. Further studies are needed for the development of flexible devices. In this paper, investigation of various processes for organic semiconductor thin film deposition on flexible substrates and their characterization carried out by us will be reviewed. Two different strategies have been adopted for the fabrication of flexible thin films using conducting polymers as well as molecular semiconductors and they are: (i) synthesis of freestanding films where there is no need for substrates, and (ii) preparation of thin films on flexible substrates. Devices such as organic field effect transistors, memory devices and gas sensors have been demonstrated using various flexible films. The effect of bending on characteristics of films and devices has also been investigated.

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Submitted
31 Mar 2015
Accepted
14 Jul 2015
First published
20 Jul 2015

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 8468-8479
Article type
Review Article

Flexible organic semiconductor thin films

S. K. Gupta, P. Jha, A. Singh, M. M. Chehimi and D. K. Aswal, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8468
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00901D

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