Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/fullerene organic thin-film transistors: Investigation of photoresponse and memory effects

Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Keisuke, Goto and Katsuhiro, Uesugi and Hisashi, Fukuda (2010) Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/fullerene organic thin-film transistors: Investigation of photoresponse and memory effects. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 49 (6 Part). 06GG091-06GG094. ISSN 0021-4922


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Organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) incorporating blends of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) as an active layer were fabricated, and the photoresponse and memory effects of the P3HT/PCBM-TFTs were investigated. With top source-drain contact, the device exhibited a unipolar property with p-channel characteristics in dark condition. Upon illumination, a significant increase in the drain current was observed, and the transfer curve was shifted in the positive direction with ΔVth = 15:5 V. Moreover, the drain current increased gradually with the response time of light illumination, while it decreased gradually with delay time after turning off the light illumination. The memory effects of the P3HT/PCBM-TFTs were attributed to the slow relaxation of photoinduced charge carriers and the electron trapping-detrapping mechanism. The memory functions of program and erase can be performed using a combination of the optical response and gate voltages. © 2010 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active Layer, Butyric acids, Channel characteristics, Dark conditions, Delay Time, Detrapping mechanism, Electron trapping, Gate voltages, Light illumination, Memory effects, Memory functions, Methyl esters, Optical response; Organic thin film transistors; Photoinduced charge carriers, Photoresponses, Poly-3-hexylthiophene, Program and erase, Response time, Slow relaxations, Source-drain contacts, Transfer curves
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1-9971 Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2087

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