Nanoparticles of Cu2ZnSnS4 as performance enhancing additives for organic field-effect transistors

Punarja Kevin, Mohammad Azad Malik, Paul O'Brien, Joseph Cameron, Rupert G. D. Taylor, Neil J. Findlay, Anto R. Inigo, Peter J. Skabara

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Abstract

The addition of oleylamine coated Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles to solutions of an organic semiconductor used to fabricate organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) has been investigated. The oligothiophene-based small molecule 5T-TTF and the polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) were each applied in the transistors with various concentrations of CZTS (5-20%). Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was applied to characterise the surface morphology of the OFETs. The use of 5 and 10 wt% of the CZTS nanoparticles in 5T-TTF and P3HT solutions, respectively, appears to be a simple and effective way of improving OFET performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5109-5115
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry. C
Volume4
Issue number22
Early online date5 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2016

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Organic field effect transistors
Nanoparticles
Semiconducting organic compounds
Surface morphology
Atomic force microscopy
Polymers
Transistors
Molecules
Cu2ZnSnS4
poly(3-hexylthiophene)

Keywords

  • organic semiconductors
  • surphase morhpology
  • atomic force microscopy

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Kevin, P., Malik, M. A., O'Brien, P., Cameron, J., Taylor, R. G. D., Findlay, N. J., ... Skabara, P. J. (2016). Nanoparticles of Cu2ZnSnS4 as performance enhancing additives for organic field-effect transistors. Journal of Materials Chemistry. C , 4(22), 5109-5115. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6TC01650B
Kevin, Punarja ; Malik, Mohammad Azad ; O'Brien, Paul ; Cameron, Joseph ; Taylor, Rupert G. D. ; Findlay, Neil J. ; Inigo, Anto R. ; Skabara, Peter J. / Nanoparticles of Cu2ZnSnS4 as performance enhancing additives for organic field-effect transistors. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. C . 2016 ; Vol. 4, No. 22. pp. 5109-5115.
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Nanoparticles of Cu2ZnSnS4 as performance enhancing additives for organic field-effect transistors. / Kevin, Punarja; Malik, Mohammad Azad; O'Brien, Paul; Cameron, Joseph; Taylor, Rupert G. D.; Findlay, Neil J.; Inigo, Anto R.; Skabara, Peter J.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. C , Vol. 4, No. 22, 14.06.2016, p. 5109-5115.

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