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Dynamic-template-directed multiscale assembly for large-area coating of highly-aligned conjugated polymer thin films

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, July 2017
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Title
Dynamic-template-directed multiscale assembly for large-area coating of highly-aligned conjugated polymer thin films
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Nature Communications, July 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms16070
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Erfan Mohammadi, Chuankai Zhao, Yifei Meng, Ge Qu, Fengjiao Zhang, Xikang Zhao, Jianguo Mei, Jian-Min Zuo, Diwakar Shukla, Ying Diao

Abstract

Solution processable semiconducting polymers have been under intense investigations due to their diverse applications from printed electronics to biomedical devices. However, controlling the macromolecular assembly across length scales during solution coating remains a key challenge, largely due to the disparity in timescales of polymer assembly and high-throughput printing/coating. Herein we propose the concept of dynamic templating to expedite polymer nucleation and the ensuing assembly process, inspired by biomineralization templates capable of surface reconfiguration. Molecular dynamic simulations reveal that surface reconfigurability is key to promoting template-polymer interactions, thereby lowering polymer nucleation barrier. Employing ionic-liquid-based dynamic template during meniscus-guided coating results in highly aligned, highly crystalline donor-acceptor polymer thin films over large area (>1 cm(2)) and promoted charge transport along both the polymer backbone and the π-π stacking direction in field-effect transistors. We further demonstrate that the charge transport anisotropy can be reversed by tuning the degree of polymer backbone alignment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 50%
Professor 1 25%
Student > Master 1 25%
Researcher 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemical Engineering 2 50%
Chemistry 2 50%
Materials Science 1 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2017.
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#135,076
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