Light quasiparticles dominate electronic transport in molecular crystal field-effect transistors

Z. Q. Li, Vitaly Podzorov, N. Sai, M. C. Martin, Michael Gershenson, M. Di Ventra, D. N. Basov

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Abstract

We report on an infrared spectroscopy study of mobile holes in the accumulation layer of organic field-effect transistors based on rubrene single crystals. Our data indicate that both transport and infrared properties of these transistors at room temperature are governed by light quasiparticles in molecular orbital bands with the effective masses m comparable to free electron mass. Furthermore, the m values inferred from our experiments are in agreement with those determined from band structure calculations. These findings reveal no evidence for prominent polaronic effects, which is at variance with the common beliefs of polaron formation in molecular solids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number016403
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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