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The highly conducting carbon electrodes derived from spin-coated polyacrylonitrile films

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Carbon films prepared from pyrolyzation of spin-casted polyacrylonitrile (PAN) thin films display high electrical conductivity (>600 S/cm, at 1000 °C carbonization), low sheet resistance (about 100 Ω/square at the PAN film thickness of 70 nm) and partial transmittance. These pyrolyzed PAN (PPAN) films were patterned as bottom electrodes by photolithography, and utilized as drain and source electrodes to fabricate organic field-effect transistor (OFET) devices with a p-type semiconductor (P3HT) and an n-type semiconductor (DPP-containing quinoidal small molecule) through a spin-coating procedure. The results showed that the devices with the PAN electrodes exhibited almost the same excellent performance without any further modification compared to those devices with traditional Au electrodes. Since these PPAN films had the advantages of low-cost, high performance, easier for large-area fabrication, thermal and chemical stability, it should be a promising electrode material for organic electrodes.

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Zhang, J., Wang, C., Chen, J. et al. The highly conducting carbon electrodes derived from spin-coated polyacrylonitrile films. Sci. China Chem. 59, 672–678 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11426-015-0453-1

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