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This study explores the assembly in the crystalline state of a class of pentacenes that are substituted along their long edges with aromatic rings forming rigid, cruciform molecules. The crystals were grown from the gas phase, and their structures were compared with DFT-optimized geometries. Both crystallographic and computed structures show that a planar(More)
A novel actinomycete, designated strain KLBMP 1256(T), was isolated from a surface-sterilized stem of the oil-seed plant Jatropha curcas L. collected from Sichuan Province, south-west China, and was characterized to determine its taxonomic position. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate was closely related to(More)
A novel actinomycete, designated KLBMP 1221T, was isolated from the surface-sterilized seeds of an oil-seed plant Jatropha curcas L. collected from Sichuan Province, south-west China and was characterized taxonomically by using a polyphasic approach. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that this strain formed a distinct phyletic(More)
This study unveils a new tetracene derivative that forms dense, upright monolayers on the surface of aluminum oxide. These monolayers spontaneously self-organize into the active layer in nanoscale field-effect transistor devices when aluminum oxide is used as the dielectric layer. This method gives high yields of working devices that have source-drain(More)
Dual-elastomer tip arrays are developed as a simple and cost-effective approach to significantly improve the uniformity and precision of polymer pen lithography (PPL). Both experiment and mechanical simulation demonstrate that the hard-apex, soft-base tip structure of the dual-elastomer tip array leads to precise control of feature size and reduced(More)
The study below details the synthesis, assembly, and thin film transistors from dihydrodiazapentacenes. These molecules have the same molecular shape as pentacene but are much easier to prepare and have much greater environmental stability. Thin films made from the dihydrodiazapentacene behave as field effect transistors with mobilities and on/off ratios(More)
This study reports a general methodology for making stable high-performance photosensitive field effect transistors (FET) from self-assembled columns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as point contacts. In particular, the molecules used in this work are liquid crystalline materials of(More)