Crystal growth, structure, and electronic band structure of tetracene-TCNQ

A.J.C. Buurma, O. D. Jurchescu, I. Shokaryev, J. Baas, A. Meetsma, G.A. de Wijs, R.A. de Groot, T.T.M. Palstra

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We have grown the charge-transfer salt of the electron acceptor 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) and the electron donor tetracene using physical vapor transport. The crystal structure was solved by singlecrystal X-ray diffraction and the symmetry was found to be triclinic (space group PT). The 1:1 complex grows by alternating face to face stacking of tetracene and TCNQ molecules. Calculations on the electronic band structure show that the tetracene-TCNQ complex is an indirect band gap semiconductor and provide insight in the conductive properties of tetracene-TCNQ.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3486-3489
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of physical chemistry C
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


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