Effect of impurities on the mobility of single crystal pentacene

Oana D. Jurchescu*, Jacob Baas, T. T M Palstra

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A hole mobility for the organic conductor pentacene of μ=35 cm 2/Vs at room temperature increasing to μ=58 cm2/Vs at 225 K was obtained. It was found that these high mobilities resulted from a purification process, in which 6,13-pentacenequinone was removed with the help of vacuum sublimation. The results show that the number of traps was reduced by two orders of magnitude. For electronic transport, the temperature dependence of the mobility was consistent with the band model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3061-3063
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


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