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Organic Thin Film Transistors for Liquid Crystal Display Fabricated with Poly 3-Hexylthiophene Active Channel Layer and NiOx Electrodes

  • Oh, Yong-Cheul (Department of Electrical Engineering, Kwangwoon University)
  • Published : 2006.12.01

Abstract

We report on the fabrication of P3HT-based thin-film transistors (TFTs) for liquid crystal display that consist of $NiO_x$, poly-vinyl phenol (PVP), and Ni for the source-drain (S/D) electrodes, gate dielectric layer, and gate electrode, respectively The $NiO_x$ S/D electrodes of which the work function is well matched to that of P3HT are deposited on a P3HT channel by electron-beam evaporation of NiO powder. The maximum saturation current of our P3HT-based TFT is about $15{\mu}A$ at a gate bias of -30 V showing a high field effect mobility of $0.079cm^2/Vs$ in the dark, and the on/off current ratio of our TFT is about $10^5$. It is concluded that jointly adopting $NiO_x$ for the S/D electrodes and PVP for gate dielectric realizes a high-quality P3HT-based TFT.

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