Transistor application and intercalation chemistry of π-conjugated hydrocarbon molecules

Yoshihiro Kubozono, Shino Hamao, Takahiro Mikami, Yuma Shimo, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Hideki Okamoto

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In this chapter, field-effect transistors (FETs) are reported using π- conjugated hydrocarbon molecules (polycyclic hydrocarbons). The π-channel FET properties are recorded for the FETs using polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Currently, the highest field-effect mobility (μ) that polycyclic hydrocarbon FETs reach is 21 cm2 V-1 s-1 for 3,10-ditetradecylpicene, which is one of phenacene-type molecules. Thus, the recent FETs of polycyclic hydrocarbons show excellent FET characteristics, suggesting that the materials are promising as active layers for future practical organic FET devices. In this chapter, the recent advancement of the FETs using polycyclic hydrocarbons are reported completely, in particular the FETs using extended π-conjugated hydrocarbon molecules, such as phenacene, and the FETs using fullerene molecules are also reported. Furthermore, intercalation chemistry of the π-conjugated hydrocarbon molecules is reported, which facilitates realization of novel physical properties, such as superconductivity and ferromagnetism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Chemistry of Carbon-Based Materials
Subtitle of host publicationBasics and Applications
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811334177
ISBN (Print)9789811334160
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2019


  • Field-effect transistor
  • Fullerene
  • Intercalation chemistry
  • Logic gate circuit
  • π-conjugated hydrocarbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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