Self-aligned top-gate amorphous indium zinc oxide thin-film transistors exceeding low-temperature poly-si transistor performance

Jae Chul Park, Ho Nyeon Lee, Seongil Im

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Thin-film transistor (TFT) is a key component of active-matrix flat-panel displays (AMFPDs). These days, the low-temperature poly silicon (LTPS) TFTs are to match with advanced AMFPDs such as the active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display, because of their high mobility for fast pixel switching. However, the manufacturing process of LTPS TFT is quite complicated, costly, and scale-limited. Amorphous oxide semiconductor (AOS) TFT technology is another candidate, which is as simple as that of conventioanl amorphous (a)-Si TFTs in fabrication but provides much superior device performances to those of a-Si TFTs. Hence, various AOSs have been compared with LTPS for active channel layer of the advanced TFTs, but have always been found to be relatively inferior to LTPS. In the present work, we clear the persistent inferiority, innovating the device performaces of a-IZO TFT by adopting a self-aligned coplanar top-gate structure and modifying the surface of a-IZO material. Herein, we demonstrate a high-performance simple-processed a-IZO TFT with mobility of ∼157 cm 2 V-1 s-1, SS of ∼190 mV dec-1, and good bias/photostabilities, which overall surpass the performances of high-cost LTPS TFTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6990-6995
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 14


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  • Materials Science(all)

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