The effect of UV/ozone treatment of the SiO2 dielectric layer on the film morphology and the electrical performance of the pentacene thin film transistors (TFTs) was investigated. Decreased threshold voltage and improved mobility were obtained after UV/ozone treatment. The effect of UV/ozone treatment of the substrate in modifying the film growth was distinguished from its effect in modifying the Au electrode by using a series of samples with different architectures. Electron spectroscopic measurement and film morphology observation indicated that the improved TFT performance was achieved mainly by the reduced contamination at the pentacene/SiO2 interface and the increased grain size.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry