High-performance low-voltage organic transistor memories with room-temperature solution-processed hybrid nanolayer dielectrics

Guodong Xia, Sumei Wang, Xurong Zhao, Li Min Zhou

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A gold nanoparticle enhanced organic transistor non-volatile memory (ONVM) operated at ultralow voltages of up to -1 V has been achieved by facile room-temperature solution-processed hybrid nanolayer dielectrics. The amorphous ZrTiOx nanolayer dielectrics exhibit a high-k value of 18.9 and a high capacitance of 705 nF cm-2. With the modification of the octadecylphosphonic acid (ODPA) monolayer, the a-ZrTiOx/ODPA hybrid nanolayer dielectrics exhibit a high capacitance of 514 nF cm-2 and a very low leakage current density of 2 × 10-7 A cm -2. The pentacene transistor-based ONVMs with the a-ZrTiO x/ODPA hybrid nanolayer dielectrics could be operated in operating voltages as low as -1 V. With ultralow operating voltages, ONVMs show high performances, such as high hole mobility (0.3 cm2 V-1 s-1), large memory window (1.5 V), and long charge retention time (4 × 104 s) directly in ambient air. Our results suggest the great potential of low-temperature solution-processed hybrid nanolayer dielectrics for the realization of low-power and high-performance organic electronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3291-3296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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