Experimental and numerical investigation of contact doping effects in dinaphthothienothiophene thin-film transistors

Ryo Yamamoto, Kei Noda, Yasuo Wada, Toru Toyabe

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Contact doping effects in p-channel dinaphthothienothiophene (DNTT) thin-film transistors with a bottom-gate, top-contact configuration were investigated with both experimental and numerical approach. Characteristic variation in transistor parameters such as the gate threshold voltage and the field-effect mobility for devices with various channel lengths was suppressed by the contact doping with tetrafluorotetracyanoquinodimethane (F4TCNQ) as an acceptor dopant. The gate-voltage dependence of contact resistance and channel resistance was also evaluated separately to examine the contact doping effect in detail. In addition, device simulation considering a Schottky barrier at a metal/semiconductor interface successfully reproduced the experimental current-voltage characteristics by using a hole concentration of the active DNTT layer in the order of 1017cm-3, which was estimated by capacitance-voltage measurement for a metal/insulator/semiconductor capacitor structure. This study suggests the importance of establishing both the carrier doping and carrier concentration measurements toward realizing practical applications of organic transistors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Carrier concentration
  • Contact doping
  • Device simulation
  • Dinaphthothienothiophene (DNTT)
  • Organic thin-film transistors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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