Volume 90 Issue 24 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 11, 2012

Benzene Chain Made Stable Enough For First Electronics Test

Crystalline compound benefits charge-transport performance in a field-effect transistor
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: materials science, hexacene, field-effect transistor, pentacene

A new synthesis of hexacene, a linearly fused chain of six benzene rings, for the first time leads to crystals stable enough to study in an electronic device (Nat. Chem., DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1381). The work could facilitate long-awaited evaluations of the electronics potential of hexacene and its longer chain relatives, which some researchers have likened to one-dimensional strips of the versatile material graphene. Prior syntheses of . . .

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