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TitleLewis Acid Induced Functionalization of Photoluminescent 2D Silicon Nanosheets for the Fabrication of Functional Hybrid Films
AuthorTobias Helbich,Alina Lyuleeva,Philipp Marx,Lavinia M. Scherf,Tapas K. Purkait,Thomas F. Fässler, Paolo Lugli,Jonathan G. C. Veinot,Bernhard Rieger
Affiliation(s)Catalysis Research Center/Wacker-Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Chemie, Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, Germany
PublishedAdvanced Functional Materials Volume 27, Issue 21 June 6, 2017 1606764 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201606764
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AbstractVarious Lewis acids are found to efficiently catalyze hydrosilylation reactions of hydride-terminated 2D silicon nanosheets at room temperature. The hydride-terminated nanosheets can be functionalized with a variety of unsaturated functional substrates and still possess their unique characteristic (opto)electronic properties (e.g., photoluminescence). This is demonstrated by successfully implementing the readily functionalized materials into new silicon/semiconducting polymer-based field-effect transistors (FETs). Surface modification of the freestanding silicon nanosheets opens new possibilities to form highly homogeneous blends with the already broadly used conventional polymers poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl). The consequential combination of the different properties of the materials enables the enhancement of the sensitivity of the solution-gated FETs and increases the transconductance of the operating device.

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