1/f noise behavior in pentacene organic thin film transistors

P. V. Necliudov, D. J. Gundlach, T. N. Jackson, S. L. Rumyantsev, M. S. Shur

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We studied the low frequency noise in top-contact pentacene Thin Film Transistors (TFTs). The relative spectral noise density of the drain current fluctuations S1/I2 had a form of 1/f noise in the measured frequency range 1 Hz-3.5 kHz. Our studies of the noise dependencies on the gate-source VGS and drain-source VDS voltages showed that the dependencies differed from those observed for conducting polymers and resembled those reported for crystalline Si n-MOSFETs. To compare the device noise level with those of other devices and materials, we extracted the Hooge parameter α. In order to calculate the total number of carriers we used a model simulating the device DC characteristics, similar to that for amorphous Si TFTs. The extracted Hooge parameter was 0.04. For an organic material this is an extremely small value, which is three orders of magnitude smaller that the Hooge parameter values reported for conducting polymers and only several times higher than the values for amorphous Si TFTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)BB11.54.1-BB11.54.6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000
EventElectrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid-State Materials V - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 2000Dec 3 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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