Advanced Materials

Solution Based Self-Assembly of an Array of Polymeric Thin-Film Transistors


  • The authors wish to acknowledge R. A. Street of PARC for useful discussions and review of the manuscript and B. S. Ong and Y. Wu of Xerox Research Centre of Canada for providing the PQT-12 material. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


Spontaneous self-organization of different materials from solution into an array of isolated and encapsulated thin-film-transistors (TFTs) is induced. We demonstrate the self-assembly of a 64 polymer TFT array with a yield higher than 95%. This work constitutes a first step towards self-assembly of multi-layer, multi-component circuits out of solution.

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