One-dimensional semiconductor nanostructure based thin-film partial composite formed by transfer implantation for high-performance flexible and printable electronics at low temperature

Kyeong Ju Moon, Tae Il Lee, Ji Hyuk Choi, Joohee Jeon, Youn Hee Kang, Jyoti Prakash Kar, Jung Han Kang, Ilgu Yun, Jae Min Myoung

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Having high bending stability and effective gate coupling, the one-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures (ODSNs)-based thin-film partial composite was demonstrated, and its feasibility was confirmed through fabricating the Si NW thin-film partial composite on the poly(4-vinylphenol) (PVP) layer, obtaining uniform and high-performance flexible field-effect transistors (FETs). With the thin-film partial composite optimized by controlling the key steps consisting of the two-dimensional random dispersion on the hydrophilic substrate of ODSNs and the pressure-induced transfer implantation of them into the uncured thin dielectric polymer layer, the multinanowire (NW) FET devices were simply fabricated. As the NW density increases, the oncurrent of NW FETs increases linearly, implying that uniform NW distribution can be obtained with random directions over the entire region of the substrate despite the simplicity of the drop-casting method. The implantation of NWs by mechanical transfer printing onto the PVP layer enhanced the gate coupling and bending stability. As a result, the enhancements of the field-effect mobility and subthreshold swing and the stable device operation up to a 2.5 mm radius bending situation were achieved without an additional top passivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalACS Nano
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 25


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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