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Over the last 20 years, tremendous progress has been achieved in the design and fabrication of organic electronic devices. High performance LEDs, transistors, and memory devices—the materials science journals have it all! Follow the continuing progress and the latest breakthroughs in the field of organic electronics in our top-quality journals.

Daniele Braga, Gilles Horowitz
High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors
Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802733

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A General Method for Growing Two-Dimensional Crystals of Organic Semiconductors by “Solution-Epitaxy”

A General Method for Growing Two‐Dimensional Crystals of Organic Semiconductors by “Solution‐Epitaxy”

Water of crystallization: A novel method named “solution epitaxy” for the growth of 2D crystals of organic semiconductors (2DCOS) is based on the self-assemble micrometer-sized 2DCOS on water surface, and then epitaxial growth of them into centimeter sized 2DCOS with thickness of several molecular layers.

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Chunhui Xu, Ping He, Jie Liu, Ajuan Cui, Huanli Dong, Yonggang Zhen, Wei Chen, Wenping Hu
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., May 30, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201602781. Read article

s-Triazine-Based Functional Discotic Liquid Crystals: Synthesis, Mesomorphism and Photoluminescence

s‐Triazine‐Based Functional Discotic Liquid Crystals: Synthesis, Mesomorphism and Photoluminescence

A new series of C3-symmetric, π-conjugated molecules is designed, synthesized, and characterized. The materials show interesting properties that could be used for developing electronic devices.

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B. N. Veerabhadraswamy, Hashambi K. Dambal, D. S. Shankar Rao, C. V. Yelamaggad
ChemPhysChem, May 24, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600280. Read article

Near Room-Temperature Memory Devices Based on Hybrid Spin-Crossover@SiO2 Nanoparticles Coupled to Single-Layer Graphene Nanoelectrodes

Near Room‐Temperature Memory Devices Based on Hybrid Spin‐Crossover@SiO2 Nanoparticles Coupled to Single‐Layer Graphene Nanoelectrodes

The charge transport properties of SCO [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4) NPs covered with a silica shell placed in between single-layer graphene electrodes are reported. A reproducible thermal hysteresis loop in the conductance above room-temperature is evidenced. This bistability combined with the versatility of graphene represents a promising scenario for a variety of technological applications but also for future sophisticated fundamental studies.

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Anastasia Holovchenko, Julien Dugay, Mónica Giménez-Marqués, Ramón Torres-Cavanillas, Eugenio Coronado, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Adv. Mater., May 17, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600890. Read article

Synthesis of Alkynylated Benzo[a]naphtho[2,3-i]phenazine Derivatives

Synthesis of Alkynylated Benzo[a]naphtho[2,3-i]phenazine Derivatives

Acene from a condensation: Four different bent benzo[a]naphtho[2,3-i]phenazines are efficiently synthesized by condensation of aromatic diamines with 1,2-naphthalenedione. The resultant azaacenes are spectroscopically and crystallographically characterized. Optical properties are studied and compared with those of the isomeric linear azaacenes.

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Sebastian Hahn, Philipp Biegger, Markus Bender, Frank Rominger, Uwe H. F. Bunz
Chem. Eur. J., December 11, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503856. Read article.

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