Organic thin-film transistors for organic light-emitting flat-panel display backplanes

Thomas N. Jackson, Yen Yi Lin, David J. Gundlach, Hagen Klauk

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

160 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The performance of organic thin-film transistors (OTFT's) has improved significantly in the last several years and it now appears likely that they will find application in low-cost large-area electronic applications. Active-matrix displays are of special interest and integration of OTFT's with organic light-emitting devices (OLED's) in all-organic displays is particularly attractive. The device requirements for active-matrix OLED displays are very similar to those of active-matrix liquid-crystal displays (AMLCD's) and can be satisfied with OTFT's fabricated using stacked pentacene active layers. Such devices have demonstrated field-effect mobility near 1.5 cm2/V·s, on/off current ratio near 108, near-zero threshold voltage, and subthreshold slope less than 1.6 V/decade. These characteristics are similar to those obtained with hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) devices and such devices would allow the use of polymeric substrates with advantages in weight, ruggedness, and cost compared to glass substrates currently used with a-Si:H devices in AMLCD's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Fingerprint

Flat panel displays
flat panel displays
Thin film transistors
transistors
Display devices
thin films
Liquid crystal displays
matrices
Substrates
Amorphous silicon
Threshold voltage
liquid crystals
ruggedness
Costs
display devices
Glass
threshold voltage
amorphous silicon
slopes
costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

@article{e88ee9977046483eb5b36198ac74862b,
title = "Organic thin-film transistors for organic light-emitting flat-panel display backplanes",
abstract = "The performance of organic thin-film transistors (OTFT's) has improved significantly in the last several years and it now appears likely that they will find application in low-cost large-area electronic applications. Active-matrix displays are of special interest and integration of OTFT's with organic light-emitting devices (OLED's) in all-organic displays is particularly attractive. The device requirements for active-matrix OLED displays are very similar to those of active-matrix liquid-crystal displays (AMLCD's) and can be satisfied with OTFT's fabricated using stacked pentacene active layers. Such devices have demonstrated field-effect mobility near 1.5 cm2/V·s, on/off current ratio near 108, near-zero threshold voltage, and subthreshold slope less than 1.6 V/decade. These characteristics are similar to those obtained with hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) devices and such devices would allow the use of polymeric substrates with advantages in weight, ruggedness, and cost compared to glass substrates currently used with a-Si:H devices in AMLCD's.",
author = "Jackson, {Thomas N.} and Lin, {Yen Yi} and Gundlach, {David J.} and Hagen Klauk",
year = "1998",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/2944.669475",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "100--104",
journal = "IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics",
issn = "1077-260X",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",
number = "1",

}

Organic thin-film transistors for organic light-emitting flat-panel display backplanes. / Jackson, Thomas N.; Lin, Yen Yi; Gundlach, David J.; Klauk, Hagen.

In: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 100-104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Organic thin-film transistors for organic light-emitting flat-panel display backplanes

AU - Jackson, Thomas N.

AU - Lin, Yen Yi

AU - Gundlach, David J.

AU - Klauk, Hagen

PY - 1998/1/1

Y1 - 1998/1/1

N2 - The performance of organic thin-film transistors (OTFT's) has improved significantly in the last several years and it now appears likely that they will find application in low-cost large-area electronic applications. Active-matrix displays are of special interest and integration of OTFT's with organic light-emitting devices (OLED's) in all-organic displays is particularly attractive. The device requirements for active-matrix OLED displays are very similar to those of active-matrix liquid-crystal displays (AMLCD's) and can be satisfied with OTFT's fabricated using stacked pentacene active layers. Such devices have demonstrated field-effect mobility near 1.5 cm2/V·s, on/off current ratio near 108, near-zero threshold voltage, and subthreshold slope less than 1.6 V/decade. These characteristics are similar to those obtained with hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) devices and such devices would allow the use of polymeric substrates with advantages in weight, ruggedness, and cost compared to glass substrates currently used with a-Si:H devices in AMLCD's.

AB - The performance of organic thin-film transistors (OTFT's) has improved significantly in the last several years and it now appears likely that they will find application in low-cost large-area electronic applications. Active-matrix displays are of special interest and integration of OTFT's with organic light-emitting devices (OLED's) in all-organic displays is particularly attractive. The device requirements for active-matrix OLED displays are very similar to those of active-matrix liquid-crystal displays (AMLCD's) and can be satisfied with OTFT's fabricated using stacked pentacene active layers. Such devices have demonstrated field-effect mobility near 1.5 cm2/V·s, on/off current ratio near 108, near-zero threshold voltage, and subthreshold slope less than 1.6 V/decade. These characteristics are similar to those obtained with hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) devices and such devices would allow the use of polymeric substrates with advantages in weight, ruggedness, and cost compared to glass substrates currently used with a-Si:H devices in AMLCD's.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031673411&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031673411&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/2944.669475

DO - 10.1109/2944.669475

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0031673411

VL - 4

SP - 100

EP - 104

JO - IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

JF - IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

SN - 1077-260X

IS - 1

ER -