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Date Permissions Signed

5-1-2010

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Patrick, David L.

Second Advisor

Johnson, Brad L., 1961-

Third Advisor

Bussell, Mark E.

Fourth Advisor

Leger, Janelle

Abstract

Interest in using organic semiconductors in applications such as large area displays, photovoltaic devices, and radio frequency identification tags stems in part from their prospects for enabling significantly reduced manufacturing costs compared to traditional inorganic semiconductors. However many of the best performing prototype devices produced so far have involved expensive or time-consuming fabrication methods, such as the use of single crystals or thin films deposited under high vacuum conditions. This thesis examines a new approach for growing low molecular weight organic crystalline films at ambient conditions based on an organic vapor-liquid-solid growth (OVLS) mechanism using thermotropic nematic liquid crystal (LC) solvents.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

670690926

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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