Impact of semiconductor/contact metal thickness ratio on organic thin-film transistor performance

S. Gowrisanker*, Y. Ai, M. A. Quevedo-Lopez, H. Jia, H. N. Alshareef, E. Vogel, B. Gnade

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


Pentacene-based organic thin-film transistors have been fabricated using photolithography and the bottom contact structure using parylene as the gate dielectric. Device performance was optimized by varying the thickness ratio of pentacene to Au contacts. Contact resistance dependence on the pentacene/Au thickness ratio (r= tpen tAu) was extracted using the transfer-length method [D. K. Schroder, Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization (Wiley, New York, 2006), pp. 184-199; Necliudov, Solid-State Electron. 47, 259 (2003)]. In this paper, we show that the effect of parasitic resistance and pentacene film morphology on device performance can be decoupled. Film morphology and microstructure are reported as a function of pentacene thickness and the correlation with transistor field-effect mobility is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number153305
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of semiconductor/contact metal thickness ratio on organic thin-film transistor performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this