Abstract

We have fabricated organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) and implemented inverters on flexible substrates using polythiophene (PHT) as the semiconductor and polyvinylphenol (PVP) as the gate dielectric. The semiconductor was defined by inkjet printing. The poor consistency of the printing process has affected the uniformity of inkjet-printed OTFTs enormously. We also proposed a method to increase the yield by incorporating a pre-testing step during circuit fabrication. We designed and fabricated a basic unit of circuits called a thin-film transistor (TFT) array. These devices were then connected to each other to form a gate via printed nano-silver. To verify the implementation flow, we designed and measured bootstrap inverters and ring oscillator composed of them. The five-stage ring oscillator has been fabricated and oscillated at the frequency, 60 Hz, when the supply voltage is 40 V

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2008 (1)

D. J. Gundlach, J. E. Royer, S. K. Park, S. Subramanian, O. D. Jurchescu, B. H. Hamadani, A. J. Moad, R. J. Kline, L. C. Teague, O. Kirillov, C. A. Richter, J. G. Kushmerick, L. J. Richter, S. R. Parkin, T. N. Jackson, J. E. Anthony, "Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits," Nat. Mater. 7, 216-221 (2008).

2007 (2)

A. C. Hueblera, F. Doetzb, H. Kempaa, H. E. Katzc, M. Bartzscha, N. Brandta, I. Hennigb, U. Fuegmanna, S. Vaidyanathand, J. Granstromd, S. Liud, A. Sydorenkod, T. Zillgere, G. Schmidta, K. Preisslera, E. Reichmanisd, P. Eckerleb, F. Richterb, T. Fischera, U. Hahn, "Ring oscillator fabricated completely by means of mass-printing technologies," Organic Electron. ???, 480-486 (2007).

M. Bartzscha, H. Kempab, M. Ottoc, A. Hüblera, D. Zielked, "Device and circuit simulation of printed polymer electronics," Organic Electron. ???, 431-438 (2007).

2004 (1)

H. G. O. Sandberg, T. G. Bäcklund, R. Österbacka, H. Stubb, "High-performance all-polymer transistor utilizing a hygroscopic insulator," Adv. Mater. ???, 1112-1115 (2004).

2002 (1)

W. Fix, A. Ullmann, J. Ficker, W. Clemens, "Fast polymer integrated circuits," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1735-1735 (2002).

2001 (1)

T. Kawase, H. Sirringhaus, R. H. Friend, T. Shimoda, "Inkjet printed via-hole interconnections and resistors for all-polymer transistor circuits," Adv. Mater. 13, 1601-1601 (2001).

2000 (1)

H. Sirringhaus, T. Kawase, R. H. Friend, T. Shimoda, M. Inbasekaran, W. Wu, E. P. Woo, "TITLE OF ARTICLE??," Science 290, 2123-2123 (2000).

Adv. Mater. (1)

T. Kawase, H. Sirringhaus, R. H. Friend, T. Shimoda, "Inkjet printed via-hole interconnections and resistors for all-polymer transistor circuits," Adv. Mater. 13, 1601-1601 (2001).

Adv. Mater. (1)

H. G. O. Sandberg, T. G. Bäcklund, R. Österbacka, H. Stubb, "High-performance all-polymer transistor utilizing a hygroscopic insulator," Adv. Mater. ???, 1112-1115 (2004).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

W. Fix, A. Ullmann, J. Ficker, W. Clemens, "Fast polymer integrated circuits," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1735-1735 (2002).

Nat. Mater. (1)

D. J. Gundlach, J. E. Royer, S. K. Park, S. Subramanian, O. D. Jurchescu, B. H. Hamadani, A. J. Moad, R. J. Kline, L. C. Teague, O. Kirillov, C. A. Richter, J. G. Kushmerick, L. J. Richter, S. R. Parkin, T. N. Jackson, J. E. Anthony, "Contact-induced crystallinity for high-performance soluble acene-based transistors and circuits," Nat. Mater. 7, 216-221 (2008).

Organic Electron. (1)

M. Bartzscha, H. Kempab, M. Ottoc, A. Hüblera, D. Zielked, "Device and circuit simulation of printed polymer electronics," Organic Electron. ???, 431-438 (2007).

Organic Electron. (1)

A. C. Hueblera, F. Doetzb, H. Kempaa, H. E. Katzc, M. Bartzscha, N. Brandta, I. Hennigb, U. Fuegmanna, S. Vaidyanathand, J. Granstromd, S. Liud, A. Sydorenkod, T. Zillgere, G. Schmidta, K. Preisslera, E. Reichmanisd, P. Eckerleb, F. Richterb, T. Fischera, U. Hahn, "Ring oscillator fabricated completely by means of mass-printing technologies," Organic Electron. ???, 480-486 (2007).

Science (1)

H. Sirringhaus, T. Kawase, R. H. Friend, T. Shimoda, M. Inbasekaran, W. Wu, E. P. Woo, "TITLE OF ARTICLE??," Science 290, 2123-2123 (2000).

Other (7)

T. Kawase, H. Sirringhaus, R. H. Friend, T. Shimoda, "All-polymer thin film transistors fabricated by high-resolution ink-jet printing," IEDM Tech. Dig. (2000) pp. 623-623.

T. Shimoda, T. Kawase, "All-polymer thin film transistor fabricated by high-resolution ink-jet printing," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers (2004) pp. 286-287.

P. van Lieshout, E. van Veenendaal, L. Schrijnemakers, G. Gelinck, F. Touwslager, E. Huitema, "A flexible 240$\times$320-pixel display with integrated row drivers manufactured in organic electronics," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers (2005) pp. 578-579.

R. Brederlow, S. Briole, H. Klauk, M. Halik, U. Zschieschang, G. Schmid, J.-M. Gorriz-Saez, C. Pacha, R. Thewes, W. Weber, "Evaluation of the performance potential of organic TFT circuits," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers (2003) pp. 378-379.

E. Huitema, G. Gelinck, B. van der Putten, E. Cantatore, E. van Veenendaal, L. Schrijnemakers, B.-H. Huisman, D. de Leeuw, "Plastic transistors in active-matrix displays," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers (2003) pp. 380-381.

E. Cantatore, C. M. Hart, M. Digioia, G. H. Gelinck, T. C. T. Geuns, H. E. A. Huitema, L. R. R. Schrijnemakers, E. van Veenendaal, D. M. de Leeuw, "Circuit yield of organic integrated electronics," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech Papers (2003) pp. 382-383.

M. Bohm, A. Ullmann, D. Zipperer, A. Knobloch, W. H. Glauert, W. Fix, "Printable electronics for polymer RFID applications," IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers (2006) pp. 270-271.

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