Transparent thin-film transistors with pentacene channel, AlOx gate, and NiOx electrodes

Jeong M. Choi, D. K. Hwang, Jae Hoon Kim, Seongil Im

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We report on the fabrication of pentacene-based transparent thin-film transistors (TTFT) that consist of Ni Ox, Al Ox, and indium-tin-oxide (ITO) for the source-drain (S/D) electrode, gate dielectric, and gate electrode, respectively. The Ni Ox S/D electrodes of which the work function is well matched to that of pentacene were deposited on a 50-nm -thick pentacene channel by thermal evaporation of NiO powder and showed a moderately low but still effective transmittance of ∼25% in the visible range along with a good sheet resistance of ∼60 Ω/□. The maximum saturation current of our pentacene-based TTFT was about 15 μA at a gate bias of -40 V showing a high field effect mobility of 0.9 cm2 Vs in the dark, and the on/off current ratio of our TTFT was about 5× 105. It is concluded that jointly adopting Ni Ox for the S/D electrode and Al Ox for gate dielectric realizes a high-quality pentacene-based TTFT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123505
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 21

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Funding Information:
The authors are very appreciative of the financial support from KISTEP Program No. M1-0214-00-0228, and YTCC (Yonsei Techno Cooperation Center, Project Year 2004). They also acknowledge the support from Brain Korea 21 Program. J.H.K. acknowledges financial support from eSSC at POSTECH funded by KOSEF.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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