Roland Resel

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Highly crystalline organic heteroepitaxial layers with controlled molecular orientations and morphologies are one of the keys for optimum organic device performance. With studies of molecular orientation, structure, and morphology, we have investigated the ability of oriented organic films to act as substrate templates for the growth of a second organic(More)
Self-assembly processes and organic-organic heteroepitaxy are powerful techniques to obtain highly ordered molecular aggregates. Here we demonstrate that combining both methods allows not only to fabricate highly crystalline and uniaxially oriented self-assembled nanofibers but also to tune their polarized emission. We show that submonolayer coverage of(More)
Here, we present a hot injection synthesis of colloidal Ag chalcogenide nanocrystals (Ag(2)Se, Ag(2)Te, and Ag(2)S) that resulted in exceptionally small nanocrystal sizes in the range between 2 and 4 nm. Ag chalcogenide nanocrystals exhibit band gap energies within the near-infrared spectral region, making these materials promising as environmentally benign(More)
During the last years, self-assembled organic nanostructures have been recognized as a proper fundament for several electrical and optical applications. In particular, phenylenes deposited on muscovite mica have turned out to be an outstanding material combination. They tend to align parallel to each other forming needlelike structures. In that way, they(More)
We report on the epitaxial growth of periodic para-hexaphenyl (p-6P)/α-sexi-thiophene (6T) multilayer heterostructures on top of p-6P nanotemplates. By the chosen approach, 6T molecules are forced to align parallel to the p-6P template molecules, which yields highly polarized photoluminescence (PL)-emission of both species. The PL spectra show that the(More)
The mobility of self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors (SAMFETs) traditionally decreases dramatically with increasing channel length. Recently, however, SAMFETs using liquid-crystalline molecules have been shown to have bulk-like mobilities that are virtually independent of channel length. Here, we reconcile these scaling relations by showing(More)
Porphyrin molecules, of interest as versatile materials for organic electronics, are highly prone to formation of significantly different polymorphic phases. To elucidate the determinants for the specific polymorphic phase formed in thin films as well as for the arrangement of the molecules on a given substrate two different anisotropic substrate surfaces(More)
' INTRODUCTION Because of its high charge carrier mobility 1,2 and its ability to form well-ordered films, 3,4 pentacene (C 22 H 14), a highly conjugated oligoacene consisting of five benzene rings, has become the material of choice for the active layer in organic thin film transistors. Although pentacene (5A) is already used in commercially available(More)
Controlling the morphology of soluble small molecule organic semiconductors is crucial for the application of such materials in electronic devices. Using a simple dip-coating process we systematically vary the film drying speed to produce a range of morphologies, including oriented needle-like crystals. Structural characterization as well as electrical(More)