The electrical characteristics of pentacene field-effect transistors with polymer gate insulators

  • 발행 : 2003.07.09


We studied the electrical characteristics of pentacene-based organic field-effect transistors (FETs) with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or poly-4-vinylphenol (PVP) as the gate insulator. PMMA or PVP was spin-coated on the indium tin oxide glass substrate that serves as gate electrodes. The source-drain current dependence on the gate voltage shows the FET characteristics of the hole accumulation type. The transistor with PVP shows a higher field-effect mobility of 0.14 $cm^{2}/Vs$ compared with 0.045 $cm^{2}/Vs$ for the transistor with PMMA. The atomic force microscope (AFM) images indicate that the grain size of the pentacene on PVP is larger than that on PMMA. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns for the pentacene deposited on PVP exhibit a new Bragg reflection at $19.5{\pm}0.2^{\circ}$, which is absent for the pentacene on PMMA. This peak corresponds to the flat-lying pentacene molecules with less intermolecular spacing.