TITLE

Direct observation of the charge carrier concentration in organic field-effect transistors by electron spin resonance

AUTHOR(S)
Tanaka, Hisaaki; Watanabe, Shun-ichiro; Ito, Hiroshi; Marumoto, Kazuhiro; Kuroda, Shin-ichi
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/9/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 10, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Charge carrier concentration in operating field-effect transistor (FET) of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) has been directly determined by electron spin resonance (ESR). ESR signals of field-induced polarons are observed around g=2.003 under the application of negative gate-source voltage (Vgs). Upon applying drain-source voltage (Vds), ESR intensity decreases linearly in the low Vds region, reaching to about 50% of the initial intensity at the pinch-off point (Vds≅Vgs). For larger absolute values of Vds, it becomes nearly Vds independent. These behaviors are well explained by the change in the carrier concentration obtained by the FET theory using gradual channel approximation.
ACCESSION #
37043651

 

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