Perylenediimide nanowires and their use in fabricating field-effect transistors and complementary inverters

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  • Alejandro L. Briseno - , University of Washington (Author)
  • Stefan C.B. Mannsfeld - , Stanford University (Author)
  • Colin Reese - , Stanford University (Author)
  • Jessica M. Hancock - , University of Washington (Author)
  • Yujie Xiong - , University of Washington (Author)
  • Samson A. Jenekhe - , University of Washington (Author)
  • Zhenan Bao - , Stanford University (Author)
  • Younan Xia - , University of Washington (Author)


Perylenetetracarboxyldiimide (PTCDI) nanowires self-assembled from commercially available materials are demonstrated as the n-channel semiconductor in organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and as a building block in high-performance complementary Inverters. Devices based on a network of PTCDI nanowires have electron mobilities and current on/off ratios on the order of 10-2 cm2/Vs and 104, respectively. Complementary inverters based on n-channel PTCDI nanowire transistors and p-channel hexathiapentacene (HTP) nanowire OFETs achieved gains as high as 8. These results demonstrate the first example of the use of one-dimensional organic semiconductors in complementary inverters.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2847-2853
Number of pages7
JournalNano letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007
Externally publishedYes

External IDs

PubMed 17696562