Design of linear and star-shaped macromolecular organic semiconductors for photonic application

Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Nicolas Laurand, Martin D. Dawson, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Peter J. Skabara

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One of the most desirable and advantageous attributes of organic materials chemistry is the ability to tune the molecular structure to achieve targeted physical properties. This can be performed to achieve specific values for the ionization potential and/or electron affinity of the material, the absorption and emission characteristics, charge transport properties, phase behavior, solubility, processability, and many other properties, which in turn can help push the limits of performance in organic semiconductor devices. A striking example is the ability to make subtle structural changes to a conjugated macromolecule to vary the absorption and emission properties of a generic chemical structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1674
Number of pages10
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number6
Early online date22 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019


  • organic materials
  • macromolecular
  • semiconductors


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