Charge transport physics of a unique class of rigid-rod conjugated polymers with fused-ring conjugated units linked by double carbon-carbon bonds

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Science Advances  28 Apr 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 18, eabe5280
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe5280

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vol. 7 no. 18

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  • Received for publication August 27, 2020
  • Accepted for publication March 10, 2021
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  1. Mingfei Xiao1,,
  2. Remington L. Carey1,,
  3. Hu Chen2,,
  4. Xuechen Jiao3,4,
  5. Vincent Lemaur5,
  6. Sam Schott1,
  7. Mark Nikolka1,
  8. Cameron Jellett6,
  9. Aditya Sadhanala1,7,
  10. Sarah Rogers8,
  11. Satyaprasad P. Senanayak1,9,
  12. Ada Onwubiko6,
  13. Sanyang Han1,
  14. Zhilong Zhang1,
  15. Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi1,10,
  16. Youcheng Zhang1,
  17. Tudor H. Thomas1,
  18. Najet Mahmoudi8,
  19. Lianglun Lai1,11,
  20. Ekaterina Selezneva1,
  21. Xinglong Ren1,
  22. Malgorzata Nguyen1,
  23. Qijing Wang1,
  24. Ian Jacobs1,
  25. Wan Yue12,
  26. Christopher R. McNeill3,
  27. Guoming Liu1,13,14,
  28. David Beljonne5,
  29. Iain McCulloch2,6 and
  30. Henning Sirringhaus1,*
  1. 1Optoelectronics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK.
  2. 2KSC, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.
  3. 3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia.
  4. 4Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia.
  5. 5Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials, University of Mons, BE-7000 Mons, Belgium.
  6. 6Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington SW7 2AZ, UK.
  7. 7Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India.
  8. 8ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK.
  9. 9School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, HBNI, Jatni 752050, India.
  10. 10Institute for Materials Discovery, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK.
  11. 11Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FA, UK.
  12. 12Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.
  13. 13Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China.
  14. 14University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: hs220{at}
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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