a1 Physikalishe Chemie I, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
The growth of molecular adlayers on solid substrates is reviewed with aspecial emphasis on molecules of relevance for organic electronics. In particular,we will consider planar molecules with extended π-systems, namely acenes (anthracene, tetracene, pentacene), perylene, coronenes, diindenoperylene, 3,4,9,10-perylene-tetracarboxylicacid-dianhydride, poly-phenylenes, oligothiophenes, and phthalocyanines. Special consideration is given to the importance of the formation of ordered molecular overlayers, which are compared with the structure of the corresponding bulk crystals. Whenever possible, aspects relevant for device fabrication (morphology of deposited films, mobilities of charge carriers) will be addressed.
(Received January 20 2004)
(Accepted March 23 2004)
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