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Charge mobility calculation of organic semiconductors without use of experimental singlecrystal data

Release:Feb 18, 2020
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Prediction of material properties of newly designed molecules is a long-term goal in organic electronics. In general, it is a difficult problem, because the material properties are dominated by the unknown packing structure. We present a practical method to obtain charge transport properties of organic single crystals, without use of experimental single-crystal data. As a demonstration, we employ the promising molecule C10?DNBDT. We succeeded in quantitative evaluation of charge mobility of the single crystal using our quantum wave-packet dynamical simulation method. Here, the single-crystal data is computationally obtained by searching possible packing structures from structural formula of the molecule. We increase accuracy in identifying the actual crystal structure from suggested ones by using not only crystal energy but also similarity between calculated and experimental powder X-ray diffraction patterns. The proposed methodology can be a theoretical design technique for efficiently developing new high-performance organic semiconductors, since it can estimate the charge transport properties at early stage in the process of material development.


Title: Charge mobility calculation of organic semiconductors without use of experimental single-crystal data
Publication: Scientific Reports 
Author: Hiroyuki Ishii, Shigeaki Obata, Naoyuki Niitsu, Shun Watanabe, Hitoshi Goto, Kenji Hirose, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Toshihiro Okamoto, and Jun Takeya
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-59238-2
Date: 17 February 2020