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Effect of electric field on the electrical properties of a self-assembled perylene bisimide

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A functionalised perylene bisimide forms two different self-assembled structures in water depending on the solution pH. Structure 1 (formed at pH 6.2) consists of a fibrous structure, whilst structure 2 (formed at pH 9.4) consists of disordered aggregates. Despite being formed from the same molecule, structure 1 shows higher stability under illumination and electric field than structure 2, demonstrating that the nature of the self-assembled aggregate is critical in devices. Interestingly, both structures show p-type behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Effect of electric field on the electrical properties of a self-assembled perylene bisimide

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Submitted
16 Aug 2018
Accepted
26 Sep 2018
First published
04 Oct 2018

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2018,8, 34121-34125
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Effect of electric field on the electrical properties of a self-assembled perylene bisimide

R. Saberi Moghaddam, E. R. Draper, C. Wilson, H. Heidari and D. J. Adams, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 34121
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA06870D

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