Three-dimensional organic field-effect transistors: Charge accumulation in the vertical semiconductor channels

Uno, Mayumi; Tominari, Y.; Takeya, J.
October 2008
Applied Physics Letters;10/27/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 17, p173301
Academic Journal
A three-dimensional organic field-effect transistor is developed to accumulate charge in its vertical semiconductor channel so that space availability for the field-induced carriers is essentially multiplied. A multicolumnar structure is built incorporating a vertical layer of soluble benzothieno-benzothiophene derivative. Pronounced field-effect performance is realized with the well-defined saturation in the output, where extremely large value of channel width divided by length enables current amplification up to ∼2 μA in a square pixel even with relatively low carrier mobility of 10-4 cm2/V s. The result demonstrates usefulness of the three-dimensional structure in achieving sufficient current for matrix-controlling devices in flat-panel displays.


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