In order to investigate the effects of permanent dipoles on insulator surfaces on the electrical properties of organic thin-film transistors, the authors fabricated insulators with various self-assembled monolayers and similar surface energies. Surprisingly, they found that the field-effect mobility of pentacene thin-film transistors increases by a factor of approximately 20 for insulators with an electron-withdrawing group. This remarkable increase in the field-effect mobility is due to the increase in the hole density of the insulator surface that arises from the increased band bending of the insulator/semiconductor interface.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)