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Materials 2013, 6(3), 1159-1190; doi:10.3390/ma6031159

Polymeric Thin Films for Organic Electronics: Properties and Adaptive Structures

Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo, V.le delle Scienze, Bld. 17, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Received: 28 January 2013 / Revised: 1 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 March 2013 / Published: 22 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers 2012)
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Abstract

This review deals with the correlation between morphology, structure and performance of organic electronic devices including thin film transistors and solar cells. In particular, we report on solution processed devices going into the role of the 3D supramolecular organization in determining their electronic properties. A selection of case studies from recent literature are reviewed, relying on solution methods for organic thin-film deposition which allow fine control of the supramolecular aggregation of polymers confined at surfaces in nanoscopic layers. A special focus is given to issues exploiting morphological structures stemming from the intrinsic polymeric dynamic adaptation under non-equilibrium conditions.
Keywords: morphology; transistors; solar cells; thin films; solution processes; plastic electronics morphology; transistors; solar cells; thin films; solution processes; plastic electronics
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Cataldo, S.; Pignataro, B. Polymeric Thin Films for Organic Electronics: Properties and Adaptive Structures. Materials 2013, 6, 1159-1190.

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