Organic thin film transistors-electronics anywhere

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Organic thin film transistor (OTFT) device performance now rivals or exceeds that of amorphous silicon devices, and low OTFT process temperatures allow fabrication on a range of surfaces including cloth, paper, or polymeric substrates. Potential applications for organic TFTs include pixel access devices in active matrix displays, and low cost electronics for smart cards or merchandise tags. OTFTs have been demonstrated using a variety of organic semiconductors, including both polymers and small molecule materials. To date, OTFTs fabricated using pentacene as the active layer material have shown the best performance. Pentacene OTFTs on rigid substrates have demonstrated carrier field-effect mobility greater than 3 cm2/V-s, subthreshold slope less than 0.4 V/decade, near-zero threshold voltage, and on/off current ratio larger than 108.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2001 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2001 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780374320, 9780780374324
StatePublished - 2001
EventInternational Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2001 - Washington, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2001Dec 7 2001


OtherInternational Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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