Effects of physical treatment of ITO electrodes on the electrical properties of pentacene thin-film transistors

Hwa Sung Lee, Jeong Ho Cho, Woong Kwon Kim, Jong Lam Lee, Kilwon Cho

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Abstract

We report that treating indium tin oxide (ITO) source and drain electrodes with ozone or oxygen (O2) plasma enhances the hole injection from these electrodes to pentacene semiconductor, thereby improving the performance of pentacene thin-film transistors. Synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy results showed that the ozone and O2 plasma treatments of the electrodes increased their work functions by about 0.4 and 1.0 eV, respectively, compared to the as-deposited ITO electrode. These increases in work function were found to lower the hole injection barrier, producing remarkable increases in the field-effect mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)H239-H242
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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