Ambient-atmosphere annealing effect on the carrier conduction behavior based on the linear-regime transfer characteristics of pentacene thin film transistors

Yow Jon Lin, H. Y. Tsao

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The linear-regime transfer properties of the annealed pentacene-based organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) in air at various temperatures up to 375 K are examined. It is found that the linear-regime carrier mobility increases with increasing annealing temperature reaching a maximum at 350 K, and then decreases with further increasing of annealing temperature beyond that point. However, an increase in annealing temperature leads to the shift of the threshold voltage towards positive gate-source voltages. An analysis through the temperature-dependent transfer characteristics of OTFTs reveals that the increased carrier mobility is the result of the reduced values of the hopping distance and the barrier height for hopping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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