ZnO nanowires and P3HT polymer composite TFT device

Kyeong Ju Moon, Ji Hyuk Choi, Jyoti Prakash Kar, Jae Min Myoung

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Inorganic-organic composite thin-film-transistors (TFTs) of ZnO nanowire/ Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) were investigated by changing the nanowire densities inside the composites. Crystalline ZnO nanowires were synthesized via an aqueous solution method at a low temperature, and the nanowire densities inside the composites were controlled by changing the ultrasonifiaction time. The channel layers were prepared with composites by spin-coating at 2000 rpm, which was followed by annealing in a vacuum at 100 °C for 10 hours. Au/inorganic-organic composite layer/SiO2 structures were fabricated and the mobility, Ion/Ioff ratio, and threshold voltage were then measured to analyze the electrical characteristics of the channel layer. Compared with a P3HT TFT, the electrical properties of TFT were found to be improved after increasing the nanowire density inside the composites. The mobility of the P3HT TFT was approximately 10-4 cm2/V·s. However, the mobility of the ZnO nanowire /P3HT composite TFT was increased by two orders compared to that of the P3HT TFT. In terms of the Ion/Ioff ratio, the composite device showed a two-fold increase compared to that of the P3HT TFT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Materials Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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