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Thin-film transistor as a probe to study carrier transport in amorphous organic semiconductors
Author(s): Shu-Kong So; Wing H. Choi; Chi H. Cheung

Paper Abstract

We describe how to use the thin-film transistor (TFT) technique to quantify carrier transport of amorphous organic semiconductors relevant to organic electronic devices. We have chosen several amorphous materials, including arylamine compounds, 4,4′-N,N′-dicarbazole-biphenyl (CBP), and a phosphorescent dye molecule [Ir(ppy)3] for investigations. Generally, the field effect (FE) mobility was found to be about one order of magnitude smaller than that obtained from an independent time-of-flight (TOF) technique. For N′-diphenyl-N,N′-bis(3-methylphenyl)-(1,1′-biphenyl)-4,4′-diamine (TPD) and N,N′-Bis(3-methylphenyl)-N,N′-bis(phenyl)-9,9-spirobifluorene (spiro-TPD), the FE mobilities were found to be 1.7×10−5 and 1.3 ×10−5cm2/Vs, respectively. Temperature-dependent measurements were carried out to study the FE mobility. It was found that the energetic disorder increased in the neighborhood of a gate dielectric layer. This factor is one of the origins causing the discrepancy between TFT and TOF mobilities. We also examined how the hole transport of CBP is affected by Ir(ppy)3 when it is doped into CBP.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 10 pages
J. Photon. Energy. 1(1) 011011 doi: 10.1117/1.3534200
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 1, Issue 1
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Shu-Kong So, Hong Kong Baptist Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
Wing H. Choi, Hong Kong Baptist Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
Chi H. Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist Univ. (Hong Kong, China)

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