Intense-pulsed-UV-converted perhydropolysilazane gate dielectrics for organic field-effect transistors and logic gates

Han Sol Back, Min Je Kim, Jeong Ju Baek, Do Hwan Kim, Gyojic Shin, Kyung Ho Choi, Jeong Ho Cho

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We fabricated a high-quality perhydropolysilazane (PHPS)-derived SiO 2 film by intense pulsed UV irradiation and applied it as a gate dielectric layer in high-performance organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and complementary inverters. The conversion process of PHPS to SiO 2 was optimized by varying the number of intense pulses and applied voltage. The chemical structure and gate dielectric properties of the PHPS-derived SiO 2 films were systematically investigated via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and leakage current measurements, respectively. The resulting PHPS-derived SiO 2 gate dielectric layer showed a dielectric constant of 3.8 at 1 MHz and a leakage current density of 9.7 × 10 -12 A cm -2 at 4.0 MV cm -1 . The PHPS-derived SiO 2 film was utilized as a gate dielectric for fabricating benchmark p- and n-channel OFETs based on pentacene and N,N′-dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide (PTCDI-C 8 ), respectively. The resulting OFETs exhibited good electrical properties, such as carrier mobilities of 0.16 (±0.01) cm 2 V -1 s -1 (for the pentacene OFET) and 0.02 (±0.01) cm 2 V -1 s -1 (for the PTCDI-C 8 OFET) and an on-off current ratio larger than 10 5 . The fabrication of the PHPS-derived SiO 2 gate dielectric layer by a simple solution process and intense pulsed UV irradiation at room temperature serves as a novel approach for the realization of large-area flexible electronics in the flexible device industry of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3169-3175
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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