Variable temperature measurement on operating pentacene-based OTFT

Hung Keng Chen*, Po-Tsun Liu, Ting Chang Chang, S. L. Shy

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Variable temperature electrical measurement is well-established and used for determining the conduction mechanism in semiconductors. There is a Meyer-Neldel relationship between the activation energy and the prefactor with a Meyer - Neldel energy of 30.03 meV, which corresponds well with the isokinetic temperature of about 350 K. Therefore, the multiple trapping and release model is properly used to explain the thermally activated phenomenon. By the method, an exponential distribution of traps is assumed to be a better representation of trap states in band tail. Samples with higher temperature during measurement are observed to show better mobility, higher on-current and lower resistance, which agree well with the multiple trapping and release model proposed to explain the conduction mechanism in pentacene-based OTFTs.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationConjugated Organic Materials-Synthesis, Structure, Device and Applications
PublisherMRS Online Proceedings Library
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605608440
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2008
Event2008 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Mar 200828 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2008 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

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