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The synthesis of a rigid, planar H-type anthracene derivative is described. Single-crystalline ribbons at micro- and nanometer sizes can be controllably produced and transistors based on an individual ribbon can be fabricated in situ through a newly developed "organic ribbon mask" method, in which the channel length of the transistors can be easily scaled(More)
Molecules of a rigid rod conjugated polymer, a derivative of poly(para-phenylene ethynylene)s with thioacetyl end groups (TA-PPE), were well aligned by drop-casting the polymer solution onto the friction-transferred poly(tetrafluoroethylene) substrates. TA-PPE molecules were found to be exactly oriented with their conjugated backbones along the PTFE sliding(More)
In this paper, we show that well-defined, highly crystalline nanowires of a rigid rod conjugated polymer, a poly(para-phenylene ethynylene)s derivative with thioacetate end groups (TA-PPE), can be obtained by self-assembling from a dilute solution. Structural analyses demonstrate the nanowires with an orthorhombic crystal unit cell wherein the lattice(More)
To account for the non-independence of individual observations within a year, and the large differences in sample size among groups, analyses were, where possible, performed on yearly means for the relevant subgroup. When appropriate, yearly means were square-root or arc-sine transformed before analysis 24. All presented means and parameter estimates are(More)
Molecular electronics describes a field that seeks to implement electronic components made of molecular building blocks. To date, few studies have used conjugated polymers in molecular junctions despite the fact that they potentially transport charge more efficiently than the extensively investigated small-molecular systems. Here we report a novel type of(More)
Molecular orientation in thin films of a rigid rod conjugated polymer, a derivative of poly(para-phenylene ethynylene)s with linear side chains and thioacetyl end groups, was investigated by reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction technique. The results indicated that TA-PPE molecules tended to align with their backbone planes(More)
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