Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 566–569 | Cite as

Solution-processed organic field-effect transistors patterned by self-assembled monolayers of octadecyltrichlorosilane and phenyltrichlorosilane

  • Sung-Jin KimEmail author
  • Kyungsun Ryu
  • Seung Wook Chang

Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) have gathered great interest in the last decade because of the potential application to low-cost printed electronics and large-area flexible electronic devices [1, 2]. In particular, fabrication techniques such as ink-jet printing, micro-contact printing, and roll-to-roll processing of polymeric functional materials enable the realization of high performance solution-processed OFETs [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. Recently, many groups have observed that the performance of OFETs can be significantly improved by treating the insulator surface with self-assembled monolayer (SAMs) such as octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) [8, 9, 10], fluoroalkyltrichlorosilane (FTS) [11], and phenyltrichlorosiane (PTCS) [12, 13, 14]. SAMs modification of dielectric surface provides emerging applications for semiconductor molecules to achieve optimum molecular ordering and crystallinity for charge carrier transport. For example, SAMs can enhance a wettability of the gate dielectric...


Organic Semiconductor Pentacene Rubrene Octadecyltrichlorosilane Polymeric Semiconductor 



This work was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (KRF-2007-357-D00106).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) and School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Samsung Mobile Display Co., LtdYongin CityKorea

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