Nanotransfer printing of organic and carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on plastic substrates

Hines, D. R.; Mezhenny, S.; Breban, M.; Williams, E. D.; Ballarotto, V. W.; Esen, G.; Southard, A.; Fuhrer, M. S.
April 2005
Applied Physics Letters;4/18/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 16, p163101
Academic Journal
A printing process for high-resolution transfer of all components for organic electronic devices on plastic substrates has been developed and demonstrated for pentacene (Pn), poly (3-hexylthiophene) and carbon nanotube (CNT) thin-film transistors (TFTs). The nanotransfer printing process allows fabrication of an entire device without exposing any component to incompatible processes and with reduced need for special chemical preparation of transfer or device substrates. Devices on plastic substrates include a Pn TFT with a saturation, field-effect mobility of 0.09 cm2(V s)-1 and on/off ratio approximately 104 and a CNT TFT which exhibits ambipolar behavior and no hysteresis.


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