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Keywords:

  • contact resistance;
  • field-effect mobility;
  • morphology;
  • organic field-effect transistors;
  • polythiophene
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Contact geometry plays an important role in charge injection and transport in organic field-effect transistors. On page 2216, T. Kowalewski, L. M. Porter, et al. show a dramatic effect of electrode planarization on the polymer morphology at the contact edges and a resulting increase in fi eld-effect mobility in short channel length devices, and a corresponding decrease in contact resistance. The cover image shows atomic force micrograph of individual polymer nanofi brils spanning the length of a 10 µm channel transistor with planarized contacts.