We generated a novel amorphous oxide semiconductor thin film transistor (AOS-TFT) that has exellent bias-stress stability using solution-processed gallium tin zinc oxide (GSZO) layers as the channel. The cause of the resulting stable operation against the gate bias-stress was studied by comparing the TFT characteristics of the GSZO layer with a tin-doped ZnO (ZTO) layer that lacks gallium. By photoluminescence, X-ray photoelectron, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, we found that the GSZO layer had a significantly lower oxygen vacancy, which act as trap sites, than did the ZTO film. The successful fabrication of a solution-processable GSZO layer reported here is the first step in realizing all-solution-processed transparent flexible transistors with air-stable, reproducible device characteristics.
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- Materials Science(all)