Non-hydrolytic ester-elimination reaction and its application in solution-processed zinc tin oxide thin film transistors

Young Bum Yoo, Jee Ho Park, Kie Moon Song, Se Jong Lee, Hong Koo Baik

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Solution-processed oxide thin films have many attractive features for various electronic applications as like a next generation display and flexible electronics. But a high temperature annealing is often required to obtain high quality oxide thin film and the applications of solution-processed thin films are limited. To overcome this limit, we adopted a strategy that utilizes chemical driving force in addition to thermal energy. We chose precursors that can react each other and condensate via non-hydrolytic ester elimination reaction. To prove our concept a zinc tin oxide thin film transistor was fabricated with thermal annealing at low-temperature down to 300 °C. Although the oxide film was processed with low-temperature annealing, fabricated thin film transistors were functional and mobility of those of devices exceeded 1.0 cm 2 V -1 s -1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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