We show that pentacene field-effect transistors, fabricated by supersonic molecular beams, have a performance strongly depending on the precursor’s kinetic energy (KE). The major role played by KE is in achieving highly ordered and flat films. In the range KE3.56.5eV, the organic field effect transistor linear mobility increases of a factor 5. The highest value (1.0cm2V1s1) corresponds to very uniform and flat films (layer-by-layer type growth). The temperature dependence of mobility for films grown at KE>6eV recalls that of single crystals (bandlike) and shows an opposite trend for films grown at KE5.5eV.

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