Air-stable all-polymer field-effect transistors with organic electrodes

Henning Rost*, Jürgen Ficker, Juan Sanchez Alonso, Luc Leenders, Iain McCulloch

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Organic transistors will be one of the basic components of future plastic electronic devices as they are a precondition for the manufacture of low-cost, integrated plastic circuits (IPCs). Thus investigations on all-polymer electronics devices, i.e. electronics without any silicon and metal constituents, are of growing interest. We report here our recent results on the fabrication of all-polymer organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) comprising conductive poly(ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrene sulfonic acid) PEDOT/PSS systems as electrode material, regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) as semiconductor, as well as polymer substrates and dielectrics. All devices were manufactured under ambient conditions by means of spin-coating and standard lithographic techniques. OFET characteristics and simple shelf lifetime tests are reported and reveal an unexpected high device stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 27 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Organic field-effect transistor
  • Poly(3-alkylthiophene)
  • Polymer
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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