Electronic structure of manganese doped pentacene
Pedersen, Tor Møbjerg
The desire for low cost electronics has led to a huge increase in research focused on organic materials. These materials are appealing due to their unique electrical and material-processing properties and are rapidly being adopted in old and new electronic applications. To create practical devices requires a further understanding of the charge transport properties of the unique anisotropic molecular crystal structures. This work looks at how doping with the transition-metal element manganese can alter the electronic structure of the organic material pentacene. It has been found that using manganese as a dopant provides novel physical characteristics previously not encountered in organic field effect transistors based on pentacene. These organic thin films were characterized using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and the results compared to computational density functional theory analysis.
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
DepartmentPhysics and Engineering Physics
ProgramPhysics and Engineering Physics
SupervisorMoewes, Alexander; Chang, Gap Soo
CommitteeSmolyakov, Andrei I.; Robinson, Andrew; Pickering, Ingrid J.; Dick, Rainer; Tse, John S.