Modulating Cationic Ratios for High-Performance Transparent Solution-Processed Electronics
John R.A.; Nguyen A.C.; Chen Y.; Shukla S.; Chen S.; Mathews N.
Source PublicationACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
ISSN19448252 19448244
AbstractAmorphous oxide semiconductors such as indium zinc tin oxide (IZTO) are considered favorites to serve as channel materials for thin film transistors (TFTs) because they combine high charge carrier mobility with high optical transmittance, allowing for the development of transparent electronics. Although the influence of relative cationic concentrations in determining the electronic properties have been studied in sputtered and PLD films, the development of printed transparent electronics hinges on such dependencies being explored for solution-processed systems. Here, we study solution-processed indium zinc tin oxide thin film transistors (TFTs) to investigate variation in their electrical properties with change in cationic composition. Charge transport mobility ranging from 0.3 to 20.3 cm/(V s), subthreshold swing ranging from 1.2 to 8.4 V/dec, threshold voltage ranging from-50 to 5 V, and drain current on-off ratio ranging from 3 to 6 orders of magnitude were obtained by examining different compositions of the semiconductor films. Mobility was found to increase with the incorporation of large cations such as In and Sn due to the vast s-orbital overlap they can achieve when compared to the intercationic distance. Subthreshold swing decreased with an increase in Zn concentration due to reduced interfacial state formation between the semiconductor and dielectric. The optimized transistor obtained at a compositional ratio of In/Zn/Sn = 1:1:1, exhibited a high field-effect mobility of 8.62 cm/(V s), subthreshold swing of 1.75 V/dec, and current on-off ratio of 10. Such impressive performances reaffirm the promise of amorphous metal oxide semiconductors for printed electronics.
Keywordactivation energy indium zinc tin oxide mobility on-off ratio printed electronics thin film transistors
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
AffiliationNanyang Technological University
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John R.A.,Nguyen A.C.,Chen Y.,et al. Modulating Cationic Ratios for High-Performance Transparent Solution-Processed Electronics[J]. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,2016,8(2):1139-1146.
APA John R.A.,Nguyen A.C.,Chen Y.,Shukla S.,Chen S.,&Mathews N..(2016).Modulating Cationic Ratios for High-Performance Transparent Solution-Processed Electronics.ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,8(2),1139-1146.
MLA John R.A.,et al."Modulating Cationic Ratios for High-Performance Transparent Solution-Processed Electronics".ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8.2(2016):1139-1146.
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