Enhanced performance of ZnO nanocomposite transistor by simple mechanical compression

Ji Hyuk Choi, Jyoti Prakash Kar, Dahl Young Khang, Jae Min Myoung

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A simple yet effective method is developed to enhance the electrical properties of ZnO nanowire-polymer nanocomposite. While the as-cast nanocomposite devices showed no detectable current output due to the absence of continuous wire-to-wire contacts, devices pressed at 300 or 600 kPa exhibit significantly enhanced device performances. Such a drastic performance improvement would be due to the generation of more direct contacts between nanowires, leading to continuous electrical pathways for the device. The approach introduced here would be a general way to get percolation threshold in various nanocomposites, without changing the loading content of filler materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5010-5013
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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