Nanotransfer printing of organic and carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on plastic substrates

D. R. Hines, S. Mezhenny, M. Breban, E. D. Williams, V. W. Ballarotto, G. Esen, A. Southard, M. S. Fuhrer

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A printing process for high-resolution transfer of all components for organic electronic devices on plastic substrates has been developed and demonstrated for pentacene (Pn), poly (3-hexylthiophene) and carbon nanotube (CNT) thin-film transistors (TFTs). The nanotransfer printing process allows fabrication of an entire device without exposing any component to incompatible processes and with reduced need for special chemical preparation of transfer or device substrates. Devices on plastic substrates include a Pn TFT with a saturation, field-effect mobility of 0.09 cm2 (V s)-1 and on/off ratio approximately 104 and a CNT TFT which exhibits ambipolar behavior and no hysteresis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163101
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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