P3HT:PCBM blend based photo organic field effect transistor

YASIN M., TAUQEER T., KARIMOV K. S., San S. E., Kosemen A., Yerli Y., ...More

MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, vol.130, pp.13-17, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mee.2014.08.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-17
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, we have fabricated photo organic field effect transistor using the blend of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methylester (PCBM) as active layer. Transistor was fabricated in MESFET type configuration with top gate and bottom drain source contacts on glass substrate. Drain and source contacts were made using Silver (Ag) whereas gate contact was made by depositing Aluminum (Al) on the active layer. Active layer showed Ohmic type contact with drain/source electrodes and Schottky type contact with gate electrode which was discussed with help of energy band diagram. I-V characteristics of the device were investigated under dark and UV-Vis illumination, and these were found similar to p-type mode I-V characteristics of a typical ambipolar field effect transistor. Further, device has shown low voltage operation with weak saturation trend under illumination. Field effect mobility and photo responsivity values of the device were found higher as compared to reported organic photo-MESFETs. Realization of such low voltage devices will provide potential for the development of low cost large area flexible sensor arrays and other low power electronic devices in future. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.