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Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Self-Assembling 1,4,5,8-Naphthalentetracarboxylic Diimide- Microwires for Optoelectronic Devices

Dayne F Swearer, Noah M Johnson, Arben Kojtari and Hai-Feng Ji*
Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Hai-Feng Ji
Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 23, 2014 Accepted: March 12, 2014 Published: March 16, 2014
Citation: Swearer DF, Johnson NM, Kojtari A, Hai-Feng J (2014) Self-Assembling 1,4,5,8-Naphthalentetracarboxylic DiimideMicrowires for Optoelectronic Devices. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000143

Abstract

Self-Assembling 1,4,5,8-Naphthalentetracarboxylic Diimide- Microwires for Optoelectronic Devices

The widespread use of organic electronic devices requires simple yet effective synthesis techniques to create materials with low-cost and high performance. We report the solution phase crystallization of 1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic diimide (NDI) microwires from dimethylsulfoxide. These microwires were characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis, and infrared and fluorescence spectroscopies. The microwires were also characterized for their electrical properties and were shown to exhibit an n-type semi-conductive property as well as photoresponsive changes in conductivity. The electron mobility within the NDI microwires was determined to be lower than previous literature reports, yet the combination of photo-responsive changes in electrical conductivity may hold promise of photo-sensors, organic light-emitting diodes, and other optoelectronic devices.
 

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