Solution-processed amorphous gallium-tin oxide thin film for low-voltage, high-performance transistors

  • Jinhua Ren (任锦华)
  • Kaiwen Li (李凯文)
  • Jianwen Yang (杨建文)
  • Dong Lin (林东)
  • Haoqing Kang (康皓清)
  • Jingjing Shao (邵晶晶)
  • Ruofan Fu (傅若凡)
  • Qun Zhang (张群)Email author


Gallium-tin oxide (GTO) semiconductor thin films were prepared by spin-coating with 2-methoxyethanol as the solvent. Their crystal structures, optical transparency, chemical states and surface morphologies, along with the electrical properties, were dependent on Ga contents and annealing temperatures. The optimized GTO channel layer was applied in the high-k Al2O3 thin film transistor (TFT) with a low operation voltage of 2 V, a maximum field-effect mobility of 69 cm2 V−1 s−1, a subthreshold swing (SS) of 76 mV dec−1, a threshold voltage of 0.67 V and an on-off current ratio of 1.8×107. The solution-processed amorphous- GTO-TFTs would promote the development of low-consumption, low-cost and high performance In-free TFT devices.


GTO semiconductor films thin-film transistor stability Al2O3 dielectric 



本文以乙二醇单甲醚为溶剂, 采用旋涂法制备了GaSnO半导体薄膜, 研究了不同Ga掺杂含量和退火温度条件下薄膜的晶体结构、 光学性质、化学价态和表面形貌信息, 同时研究了GaSnO薄膜晶体管的电学性质. 接着采用高k值的Al2O3薄膜作为介质层, 将上述优化好 的GaSnO薄膜作为沟道层, 制备了GaSnO/Al2O3薄膜晶体管. 实验研究发现, 器件的性能得到了显著的提升, 工作电压仅为2 V, 最大场效应 迁移率为69 cm2 V−1 s−1, 阈值电压为0.67 V, 电流开关比为1.8×107. 溶液法制备的非晶GaSnO薄膜晶体管可能会促进高性能无铟TFT器件 以及低功耗、低成本电子器件的开发.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61471126) and a grant from Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (16JC1400603).

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Solution-processed amorphous gallium-tin oxide thin film for low-voltage, high-performance transistors


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinhua Ren (任锦华)
    • 1
  • Kaiwen Li (李凯文)
    • 1
  • Jianwen Yang (杨建文)
    • 1
  • Dong Lin (林东)
    • 1
  • Haoqing Kang (康皓清)
    • 1
  • Jingjing Shao (邵晶晶)
    • 1
  • Ruofan Fu (傅若凡)
    • 1
  • Qun Zhang (张群)
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science, National Engineering Laboratory for TFT-LCD Materials and TechnologiesFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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