Thin films of chlorosubstituted vanadyl phthalocyanine: charge transport properties and optical spectroscopy study of structure

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Electrophysics and structure of thin films of chlorosubstituted vanadyl phthalocyanine (VOPcCl16) were studied using complementary experimental and theoretical techniques. To study charge transport properties of the latter films, organic field-effect transistors were fabricated by physical vapor deposition. The device exhibited good air stability without any extent of degradation after a storage in air for two months. The charge carrier mobility was measured to be (2.0 ± 0.1) × 10−3 cm2 V−1 s−1. This value was rationalized by poor ordering of the VOPcCl16 films revealed with the use of polarization dependent Raman and UV–Vis spectroscopies as well as by X-ray diffraction. Apart from this, we performed a detailed assignment of all intense bands in the vibrational spectra of VOPcCl16. To this end, the experimental IR and Raman data were complemented by quantum chemical calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,p) level of theory.

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V.G.K. acknowledges FASO of Russian Federation for a financial support of the computational part of this work (project 0304-2016-0005) and T.V.B. and D.D.K—for a support of the experimental part (project 0300-2016-0007). Support by the German Supercomputer Center is also acknowledged.

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Basova, T.V., Kiselev, V.G., Klyamer, D.D. et al. Thin films of chlorosubstituted vanadyl phthalocyanine: charge transport properties and optical spectroscopy study of structure. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 29, 16791–16798 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-9773-x

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