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All-organic electrochemical device with bistable and dynamic functionality
Author(s): David Nilsson; Miaoxiang Chen; Per-Olof Svensson; Nathaniel David Robinson; Thomas Kugler; Magnus Berggren
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Paper Abstract

We will present organic electrochemical transistors that show both bi-stable and dynamic current modulation. In electrochemical devices, both ions and electrons are used as charge carriers. The device is all-organic and has been realized using common printing techniques, such as screen-printing. As the substrate, both cellulose-based paper and polyester foil have been used. PEDOT:PSS (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulphonic acid)) is used as the conducting and electrochemical active material. PEDOT:PSS is switched between different redox states, corresponding to semi-conducting and conducting states. Operating voltages is below 2V and on/off ratios up to 105 have been reached (typical value is 5000). The operation of these devices does not depend on any critical dimensions; typical dimensions used are around 200 microns. With a certain geometrical design the dynamic transistor can be employed for frequency doubling. For the bi-stable transistor the modulation of the current is done by direct electronic contact, compared to the dynamic transistor that is modulated by induction of electrochemistry. The electrolyte in these devices can either be solidified or a liquid. The bi-stable device in combination with a layer of Nafion as electrolyte demonstrates humidity sensor functionality. Since substrates based on paper and common printing techniques can be used for fabrication, this give rise to an environmental friendly and non-expensive device setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484380
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David Nilsson, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Miaoxiang Chen, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Per-Olof Svensson, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Nathaniel David Robinson, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Thomas Kugler, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Acreo AB (Sweden)
Magnus Berggren, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5051:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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