Functional semiconducting wires were fabricated from the molecular semiconductor sexithiophene using atomic force microscope (AFM) nanoshaving. Wires carved to 300 and 70 nm widths were obtained. Through photoconductivity and temperature-dependent transport measurements, the electrical properties of the wires were found to be consistent for single grains of organic semiconductor sexithiophene. The time-dependent transport in wires showed that the sexithiophene undergoes reversible trapping of positive-charge carriers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|