Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits

D. J. Gundlach, J. E. Royer, S. K. Park, S. Subramanian, O. D. Jurchescu, B. H. Hamadani, A. J. Moad, R. J. Kline, L. C. Teague, O. Kirillov, C. A. Richter, J. G. Kushmerick, L. J. Richter, S. R. Parkin, Thomas Nelson Jackson, J. E. Anthony

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Abstract

The use of organic materials presents a tremendous opportunity to significantly impact the functionality and pervasiveness of large-area electronics. Commercialization of this technology requires reduction in manufacturing costs by exploiting inexpensive lowerature deposition and patterning techniques, which typically lead to lower device performance. We report a low-cost approach to control the microstructure of solution-cast acene-based organic thin films through modification of interfacial chemistry. Chemically and selectively tailoring the source/drain contact interface is a novel route to initiating the crystallization of soluble organic semiconductors, leading to the growth on opposing contacts of crystalline films that extend into the transistor channel. This selective crystallization enables us to fabricate high-performance organic thin-film transistors and circuits, and to deterministically study the influence of the microstructure on the device characteristics. By connecting device fabrication to molecular design, we demonstrate that rapid film processing under ambient room conditions and high performance are not mutually exclusive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalNature Materials
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Crystallization
crystallinity
Transistors
transistors
Thin film circuits
Microstructure
Semiconducting organic compounds
Networks (circuits)
Thin film transistors
Surface chemistry
crystallization
Costs
microstructure
commercialization
Electronic equipment
organic semiconductors
thin films
organic materials
Crystalline materials
Fabrication

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Gundlach, D. J., Royer, J. E., Park, S. K., Subramanian, S., Jurchescu, O. D., Hamadani, B. H., ... Anthony, J. E. (2008). Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits. Nature Materials, 7(3), 216-221. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2122
Gundlach, D. J. ; Royer, J. E. ; Park, S. K. ; Subramanian, S. ; Jurchescu, O. D. ; Hamadani, B. H. ; Moad, A. J. ; Kline, R. J. ; Teague, L. C. ; Kirillov, O. ; Richter, C. A. ; Kushmerick, J. G. ; Richter, L. J. ; Parkin, S. R. ; Jackson, Thomas Nelson ; Anthony, J. E. / Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits. In: Nature Materials. 2008 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 216-221.
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In: Nature Materials, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.01.2008, p. 216-221.

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Gundlach DJ, Royer JE, Park SK, Subramanian S, Jurchescu OD, Hamadani BH et al. Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits. Nature Materials. 2008 Jan 1;7(3):216-221. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2122