High-mobility, low voltage organic thin film transistors

David J. Gundlach, Hagen Klauk, Chris D. Sheraw, Chung Chen Kuo, Jiunn Ru Huang, Thomas Nelson Jackson

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We have fabricated photolitographically defined organic thin film transistors (TFTs) on glass or plastic substrates with carrier field-effect mobility larger than 1 cm2/V-s, using the organic semiconductor pentacene as the active layer. In addition to high carrier mobility, devices on glass substrates have subthreshold slope as low as 0.4 V/decade. TFT performance for devices on both substrate types was extracted at low bias (less than -30 V). These results are the best reported to date for organic TFTs on polymeric and glass substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 IEEE International Devices Meeting (IEDM) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Dec 5 1999Dec 8 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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