Organic liquid crystals in optoelectronic device applications: Field-effect transistors, nonvolatile memory, and photovoltaics

Yan Cheng Lin, Guan Syuan Li, Ping Jui Yu, Ender Ercan, Wen Chang Chen

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Abstract

With the growing demands in flexible electronics, the development of plastic and organic materials has gained increased interest. In this focus review, the design concepts and recent advances of organic liquid crystalline materials in optoelectronic devices were introduced. Thermotropic liquid crystalline materials are categorized into three types: calamitic, discotic, and cholesteric types according to the structures of rod-like, disk-like, and chiral rod-like molecules, respectively. Numerous liquid crystalline materials have been successfully incorporated in organic electronic devices. Notably, smectic liquid crystals hold great promise as semiconducting channel, floating gate electret, and charge transporting interlayer in field-effect transistors, nonvolatile memory, and photovoltaics, respectively. This review sheds light on the great potential and importance of the organic liquid crystalline material for optoelectronic device applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry

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