Organic semiconductors are a central topic of advanced materials research. The book is aiming at bridging the gap between the development and production of devices and basic research on thin film characterisation using cutting-edge techniques in surface and interface science. Topics involve organic molecular-based sensors; interfaces in organic diodes and transistors; mobility in organic field effect transistors and space charge problems; integration of optoelectronic nanostructures; nonlinear optical properties of organic nanostructures; the wetting layer problem; how to get from functionalized molecules to nanoaggregates; optical, electrical and mechanical properties of organic nanofibers as well; as near field investigations of organic thin films.
Table of ContentsA. Thin Film Growth.- Toward an Ab-initio Description of Organic Thin Film Growth.- Organic Nanofibers from PPTPP.- #x03B1;-Sexithiophene Films Grown On Cu(110)-(2x1)O: From Monolayer To Multilayers.- Para-Sexiphenyl Layers Grown On Light Sensitive Polymer Substrates.- Thermal Desorption Of Organic Molecules.- Crystalline Stages Of Rubrene Films Probed By Raman Spectroscopy.- Rubrene Thin Film Characteristics on Mica.- Structural Properties of Rubrene Thin Films Grown on Mica Surfaces.- Rubrene On Mica: From The Early Growth Stage To Late Crystallization.- #x03B2;-Sheeted Amyloid Fibril Based Structures For Hybrid Nanoobjects On Solid Surfaces.- Characteristics Of Vacuum Deposited Sucrose Thin Films.- Electropolymerization of Polypyrrole Films in Aqueous Solution with Side-Coupler Agent with Side-Coupler Agent.- Surface Modification of Polymer Powders by a Far Cold Remote Nitrogen Plasma in Fluidized Bed.- Features of Polytetrafluoroethylene Coating Growth on Activated Surfaces from Gas Phase.- Modification of Amorphous Carbon Film Surfaces by Thermal Grafting of Alkene Molecules.- DNA-controlled assemblage of Ag nanoparticles on solid surfaces.- Characterization of 11-MUA SAM formation on gold surfaces.- SAMs of 11-MUA grown on polycrystalline Au-foils by physical vapor deposition in UHV.- Photoreactive self assembled monolayers for tuning the surface polarity.- B. Traps and Defects.- Spectroscopy of Defects in Epitaxially Grown Para-sexiphenyl Nanostructures.- Magnetoresistance in Poly (3-hexyl thiophene) Based Diodes and Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells.- Evolution of the bipolaron structure in oligo-diacetylene films: a semiempirical study.- C. Energy Level Alignment and Charge Transfer.- Molecular Orientation Dependence of the Ionization Energy of Pentacene in Thin Films.- Charge transfer and polarization screening at organic/metal interfaces: single crystalline versus polycrystalline gold.- Sensing infrared light with an organic/inorganic hetero-junction.- D. Advanced Characterization Methods.- Ultrafast Confocal Microscope for Functional Imaging of Organic Thin Films.- Growth and Desorption Kinetics of Sexiphenyl Needles: an in-situ AFM/PEEM Study.- E. Organic Devices.- Temperature Dependence of the Charge Transport in a C60 based Organic Field Effect Transistor.- The Influence of Chain Orientation in the Electric Behaviour of Polymer Diodes.- Interface Modification of Pentacene OFET Gate Dielectrics.- Negative Differential Resistance in C60 Diodes.- Performance and Transport Properties of Phthalocyanine:Fullerene Organic Solar Cells.- Organic Transistors Based on Molecular and Polymeric Dielectric Materials.- Morphology of the Metal-organic Semiconductor Contacts: the Role of Substrate Surface Treatment.- Molecular Interactions Between Alcohols and Metal Phthalocyanine Thin Films for Optical Gas Sensor Applications.- Organic Thin-Film Transistors with Enhanced Sensing Capabilities.- Photoelectric Properties of Microrelief Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Heterojunctions.