High-mobility pentacene organic thin film transistors

Y. Y. Lin, D. J. Gundlach, Thomas Nelson Jackson

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Organic thin film transistors (TFTs), are of interest for use in broad area electronic applications. To date, organic TFTs have exhibited field effect mobilities and current on/off ratios too low to be useful for display technology. This paper fabricates organic TFTs using pentacene, a fused-ring aromatic hydrocarbon, as the active material. These new devices have field-effect mobility greater than 0.6 cm2/V-s and on/off ratio greater than 108. Both the mobility and current on/off ratio for the pentacene organic TFTs are comparable to those obtained for hydrogenated amorphous silicon devices. In addition, the large saturation current increases the likelihood that such devices can be in applications other than AMLCDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Device Research Conference Digest, DRC - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 24 1996Jun 26 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Device Research Conference Digest, DRC
CitySanta Barbara, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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