In this paper we report on thin film transistors based on drop casting solutions of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) over prefabricated gold electrodes. This polymer is known to self-organize into a lamellar structure in chloroform resulting in high field-effect mobilities. We studied the dependency of the charge carrier mobility of devices prepared from solution in chloroform with electrode spacings ranging from 5 μm to 20 nm. It was found that the overall trend was that the mobility decreased as the electrode spacing was made smaller, indicating that the transport properties on closely spaced electrodes were dominated by the contacts. Applying an ac voltage during the preparation of such films resulted in lower mobilities. However, P3HT in p-xylene forms fibres, which were aligned between the electrodes by applying an ac field. Films of aligned fibres with mobilities as high as 0.04 cm2 V-1 s-1 were prepared.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)