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Enhancing the Electrical Performance of Organic Field-Effect Transistors Through Interface Engineering

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Enhancing the Electrical Performance of Organic Field-Effect Transistors Through Interface Engineering
author
Ward, Jeremy William
abstract
Recent decades have been witness to a fast transition into an era consumed with technology. A common thread among all electronic applications is the field-effect transistor (FET); a small electrical switch that can control the current flow. The most common material used in FETs today is silicon. Materials used in silicon-based electronics have now begun to be complemented by, and in some case replaced by, organic-based (i.e. carbon- based) materials. Due to weaker interactions between the molecules of organic materials, these compounds can be dissolved into a liquid to form an ink. This ink can then be deposited into a film by using low-cost, low- thermal budget methods such as roll-to-roll printing and spray-processing, thus significantly increasing the manufacturing versatility over the brittle silicon-based materials. Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) fabricated from solution-based methods create pathways to fabricating electronic applications that are: flexible, transparent, large-area, low-power consuming, and/or even wearable.
subject
OFET
Optoelectronic Device
Organic Electronics
Patterning
Self-Assembled Monolayers
contributor
Jurchescu, Oana D (committee chair)
Lachgar, Abdessadek (committee member)
Salam, Akbar (committee member)
Williams, Richard T (committee member)
date
2015-08-25T08:35:35Z (accessioned)
2015-08-25T08:35:35Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Physics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57264 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Dissertation

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