Joule's law opens a straightforward way to explore the operating mechanism of organic field-effect transistors, from the angle of inner transported heating. The microscopic dissipated power is calculated from the local conductivity and electric field, which solves the widespread difficulties in building a macroscopic model to determine the contact resistance. The result quantitatively discloses the correlation between the contact resistance and the charge transport properties covering energetic disorder, band-like and hopping transport as well as carrier mobility anisotropy. It turns out that in a staggered configuration with ideal Ohmic contact, the contact resistance is highly affected by the charge transport.
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