Pentacene-based thin film transistors used to drive a twist-nematic liquid crystal display

Yu Wu Wang, Horng Long Cheng, Yi Kai Wang, Tang Hsiang Hu, Jia Chong Ho, Cheng Chung Lee, Tan Fu Lei, Ching Fa Yeh

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The study addresses the factors of influence on the active matrix display that is driven by pentacene-based organic thin-film transistors (TFTs). The atmosphere and humidity conditions were found to seriously affect the performance of organic TFTs. An appropriate encapsulation layer was added to protect the organic TFTs from external damage. Organic TFTs reliability, the illumination effect and device uniformity, were also considered in the context of display application. Finally, a monochrome 3 inch 64 × 128 active-matrix twist-nematic liquid crystal display (LCD) was fabricated. The display is capable of showing video images with a refresh rate of 20 Hz. Obtained results reveal the potential of organic TFTs for active-matrix LCD technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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