A Simple and Robust Approach to Reducing Contact Resistance in Organic Transistors
Contact effects limit device performance, even in the case of high-mobility semiconductors (Fig. 1)
We developed a strategy for drastically reducing contact effects: it consists in creating high work function domains at the surface of the injecting electrodes to promote channels of enhanced injection.
The domain size was controlled by modifying the deposition rate of the device electrodes. Consequently, the charge carrier mobility increased (Fig.1), resulting to values as high as 20 cm2/Vs (Fig.2), with nearly ideal current-voltage characteristics.
The use of this method has led to accurate measurement of the charge carrier mobility, a critical step in a rational material design.