We describe the mechanism of contact resistance reduction and improvement in device performance of organic field-effect transistors by chemical doping at the contact interface. Insertion of iron(III)trichloride into the contact interface significantly reduced the contact resistance from 200 to 8.8 k π cm at a gate voltage of -40 V, and a field-effect mobility of 7.0 cm 2/V s was achieved in devices based on dioctylbenzothienobenzothiophene. The improved charge injection is attributable to a reduction in the depletion layer thickness at the contact interface and occupation of trap states in the access region due to the generation of charge carriers by contact doping.
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