Thin films of pentacene (P) have been vacuum codeposited on SiO2 with low concentrations of 6,13-pentacenequinone (PQ) in order to investigate the impact on the pentacene thin film structure. Within a range of 2%–20% PQ concentration no intercalation of the compounds can be observed by means of x-ray diffraction and infrared absorption spectroscopy. The crystalline quality of the P films stays unchanged by the presence of PQ, whereas P bulk phase contributions are being suppressed at PQ concentrations 5%, which could be confirmed by means of atomic force microscopy. From the results the authors suggest phase-separated PQ growth as well as PQ nucleation at P grain boundaries.

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