Pentacene organic thin-film transistors - Molecular ordering and mobility

D. J. Gundlach, Y. Y. Lin, T. N. Jackson, S. F. Nelson, D. G. Schlom

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Pentacene-based organic thin-film transistors (TFT's) with field-effect mobility as large as 0.7 cm2/V·s and on/off current ratio larger than 108 have been fabricated. Pentacene films deposited by evaporation at elevated temperature at low-to-moderate deposition rates have a high degree of molecular ordering with micrometer-sized and larger dendritic grains. Such films yield TFT's with large mobility. Films deposited at low temperature or by flash evaporation have small grains and poor molecular ordering and yield TFT's with low mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Electron Device Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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