Solution processable multi-channel ZnO nanowire field-effect transistors with organic gate dielectric

Opoku, C, Hoettges, KF ORCID: 0000-0002-0415-1688, Hughes, MP, Stolojan, V, Silva, SRP and Shkunov, M
(2013) Solution processable multi-channel ZnO nanowire field-effect transistors with organic gate dielectric. Nanotechnology, 24 (40). p. 405203.

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The present work focuses on nanowire (NW) applications as semiconducting elements in solution processable field-effect transistors (FETs) targeting large-area low-cost electronics. We address one of the main challenges related to NW deposition and alignment by using dielectrophoresis (DEP) to select multiple ZnO nanowires with the correct length, and to attract, orientate and position them in predefined substrate locations. High-performance top-gate ZnO NW FETs are demonstrated on glass substrates with organic gate dielectric layers and surround source-drain contacts. Such devices are hybrids, in which inorganic multiple single-crystal ZnO NWs and organic gate dielectric are synergic in a single system. Current-voltage (I-V) measurements of a representative hybrid device demonstrate excellent device performance with high on/off ratio of ∼107, steep subthreshold swing (s-s) of ∼400 mV/dec and high electron mobility of ∼35 cm2 V-1 s-1 in N2 ambient. Stable device operation is demonstrated after 3 months of air exposure, where similar device parameters are extracted including on/off ratio of ∼4 × 106, s-s ∼500 mV/dec and field-effect mobility of ∼28 cm2 V-1 s-1. These results demonstrate that DEP can be used to assemble multiples of NWs from solvent formulations to enable low-temperature hybrid transistor fabrication for large-area inexpensive electronics. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 15:26
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/40/405203
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