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Title: Phototuning Selectively Hole and Electron Transport in Optically Switchable Ambipolar Transistors

Abstract

One of the grand challenges in organic electronics is to develop multicomponent materials wherein each component imparts a different and independently addressable property to the hybrid system. In this way, the combination of the pristine properties of each component is not only preserved but also combined with unprecedented properties emerging from the mutual interaction between the components. Here for the first time, that tri–component materials comprised of an ambipolar diketopyrrolopyrrole–based semiconducting polymer combined with two different photochromic diarylethene molecules possessing ad hoc energy levels can be used to develop organic field–effect transistors, in which the transport of both, holes and electrons, can be photo–modulated. A fully reversible light–switching process is demonstrated, with a light–controlled 100–fold modulation of p–type charge transport and a tenfold modulation of n–type charge transport. Furthermore, these findings pave the way for photo–tunable inverters and ultimately for completely re–addressable high–performance circuits comprising optical storage units and ambipolar field–effect transistors.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [3];  [5];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
  2. King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  4. Humboldt‐Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)
  5. King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia); Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1594962
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1577023
Grant/Contract Number:  
GA‐257305; ANR‐10‐LABX‐0026 CSC; SFB 658; SFB 951; AC02‐76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Functional Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Advanced Functional Materials; Journal ID: ISSN 1616-301X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ambipolar transport; diarylethenes; organic field‐effect transistors; photochromic molecules; semiconducting polymers

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Rekab, Wassima, Leydecker, Tim, Hou, Lili, Chen, Hu, Kirkus, Mindaugas, Cendra, Camila, Herder, Martin, Hecht, Stefan, Salleo, Alberto, McCulloch, Iain, Orgiu, Emanuele, and Samorì, Paolo. Phototuning Selectively Hole and Electron Transport in Optically Switchable Ambipolar Transistors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/adfm.201908944.
Rekab, Wassima, Leydecker, Tim, Hou, Lili, Chen, Hu, Kirkus, Mindaugas, Cendra, Camila, Herder, Martin, Hecht, Stefan, Salleo, Alberto, McCulloch, Iain, Orgiu, Emanuele, & Samorì, Paolo. Phototuning Selectively Hole and Electron Transport in Optically Switchable Ambipolar Transistors. United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201908944.
Rekab, Wassima, Leydecker, Tim, Hou, Lili, Chen, Hu, Kirkus, Mindaugas, Cendra, Camila, Herder, Martin, Hecht, Stefan, Salleo, Alberto, McCulloch, Iain, Orgiu, Emanuele, and Samorì, Paolo. Wed . "Phototuning Selectively Hole and Electron Transport in Optically Switchable Ambipolar Transistors". United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201908944.
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title = {Phototuning Selectively Hole and Electron Transport in Optically Switchable Ambipolar Transistors},
author = {Rekab, Wassima and Leydecker, Tim and Hou, Lili and Chen, Hu and Kirkus, Mindaugas and Cendra, Camila and Herder, Martin and Hecht, Stefan and Salleo, Alberto and McCulloch, Iain and Orgiu, Emanuele and Samorì, Paolo},
abstractNote = {One of the grand challenges in organic electronics is to develop multicomponent materials wherein each component imparts a different and independently addressable property to the hybrid system. In this way, the combination of the pristine properties of each component is not only preserved but also combined with unprecedented properties emerging from the mutual interaction between the components. Here for the first time, that tri–component materials comprised of an ambipolar diketopyrrolopyrrole–based semiconducting polymer combined with two different photochromic diarylethene molecules possessing ad hoc energy levels can be used to develop organic field–effect transistors, in which the transport of both, holes and electrons, can be photo–modulated. A fully reversible light–switching process is demonstrated, with a light–controlled 100–fold modulation of p–type charge transport and a tenfold modulation of n–type charge transport. Furthermore, these findings pave the way for photo–tunable inverters and ultimately for completely re–addressable high–performance circuits comprising optical storage units and ambipolar field–effect transistors.},
doi = {10.1002/adfm.201908944},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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