The contact doping profile is controlled in the top-contact configuration to clarify a transistor operation based on a current injection process from the metal contact to the organic channel in a submicron channel pentacene field-effect transistor. The molecular doping in the pentacene film underneath the metal contact, in which a thin layer of iron (III) chloride was introduced, drastically changes transistor characteristics. The doping profile control directly revealed the resistive part for current injection. A model to explain the saturation behavior of the top-contact short channel organic transistor is presented.
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