Wavy channel thin film transistor architecture for area efficient, high performance and low power displays

Amir Hanna, Galo T. Sevilla, Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Aftab M. Hussain, Rabab R. Bahabry, Ahad A. Syed, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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We demonstrate a new thin film transistor (TFT) architecture that allows expansion of the device width using continuous fin features - termed as wavy channel (WC) architecture. This architecture allows expansion of transistor width in a direction perpendicular to the substrate, thus not consuming extra chip area, achieving area efficiency. The devices have shown for a 13% increase in the device width resulting in a maximum 2.5× increase in 'ON' current value of the WCTFT, when compared to planar devices consuming the same chip area, while using atomic layer deposition based zinc oxide (ZnO) as the channel material. The WCTFT devices also maintain similar 'OFF' current value, ~100 pA, when compared to planar devices, thus not compromising on power consumption for performance which usually happens with larger width devices. This work offers an interesting opportunity to use WCTFTs as backplane circuitry for large-area high-resolution display applications. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
Journalphysica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 23 2013

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CRG-1-2012-HUS-008
Acknowledgements: This work is supported under Competitive Research Grant Funding Program (CRG-1-2012-HUS-008) by KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds (OCRF).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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