We explored the effects of hypochlorous acid (HClO) oxidation on p-type oxide semiconductors. HClO generates oxygen radicals (O·) (strong reactive oxygen species) that affect the chemical state of p-type copper oxide (CuOx) thin films by reacting with CuOx. On robust oxidation by HClO, the numbers of Cu-O bonds increased and the numbers of copper vacancies serving as hole carriers decreased. In the modified CuOx thin-film transistors (TFTs), switching was evident. The subthreshold swing was 0.70 V/dec, the on-/off-current ratio was 4.86 × 104, and the field effect mobility was 2.83 × 10-3 cm2/V·s. Pristine CuOx TFTs did not exhibit switching.
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- Materials Science(all)