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N-channel fluorinated copper phthalocyanine thin-film transistors utilizing oxygen-plasma-treatment ITO source and drain electrodes
Author(s): Yu-Wu Wang; Chen-Hsiang Yen; Wei-Yang Chou; Shyh-Jiun Liu; Horng-Long Cheng
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Paper Abstract

In this study, device characterization and carrier transport properties of n-type fluorinated copper phthalocyanine (F16CuPc) organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) were investigated using bottom gate device configuration with oxygen plasma-treatment indium-tin-oxide (ITO) bottom source and drain (S/D) contact. We fabricated F16CuPc-based OTFTs having comb-shaped channels with a series of channel lengths of 5~100 μm at a fixed channel width. The electrical characteristics of OTFTs were measured by a Keithley 4200-SCS semiconductor parameter analyzer in a dark glove box in a nitrogen atmosphere to avoid the influence of measuring environments. The device characteristics were analyzed using the charge-sheet metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor model equation. We found that both the linear and saturation field-effect mobilities and threshold voltages of F16CuPc-based OTFTs increased with increasing channel length. The linear and saturated field-effect mobilities were gate-bias dependent in all devices with different channel dimensions. Moreover, the contact resistance between ITO S/D electrodes and F16CuPc and channel resistance of F16CuPc were investigated using the gated-transfer length method. The results of our experiments suggest that the contact resistance between ITO electrodes and F16CuPc plays an important role in current-voltage characteristics. Additionally, abnormal increases in saturated field-effect mobility at channel lengths below 10 μm were observed in our experimental devices and were attributed to short channel effects. Such non-ideal effects of the present F16CuPc-based OTFT devices were investigated in detail. In summary, we found that the oxygen-plasma-treatment ITO bottom contact S/D electrode-based F16CuPc OTFT devices were very durable and suitable to make large area transistor arrays with complicated integrated circuits by photolithography techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7054, Organic Field-Effect Transistors VII and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics, 705416 (25 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793662
Show Author Affiliations
Yu-Wu Wang, National Changhua Univ. of Education (Taiwan)
Chen-Hsiang Yen, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Wei-Yang Chou, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Shyh-Jiun Liu, National Tainan Teachers College (Taiwan)
Horng-Long Cheng, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7054:
Organic Field-Effect Transistors VII and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics
Zhenan Bao; Ruth Shinar; Iain McCulloch, Editor(s)

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