Pentacene organic thin-film transistors for circuit and display applications

Hagen Klauk, David J. Gundlach, Jonathan A. Nichols, Thomas N. Jackson

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We have fabricated organic thin-film transistors (TFT's) using the small-molecule polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pentacene as the active material. Devices were fabricated on glass substrates using low-temperature ion-beam deposited silicon dioxide as the gate dielectric, ion-beam deposited palladium for the source and drain contacts, and vacuum-evaporated pentacene to form the active layer. Excellent electrical characteristics were obtained, including carrier mobility as large as 0.6 cm2/V-s, on/off current ratio as large as 108, and subthreshold slope as low as 0.7 V/dec, all record values for organic transistors fabricated on nonsingle-crystal substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1263
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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