Advanced Materials

On-Demand Patterning of Nanostructured Pentacene Transistors by Scanning Thermal Lithography

Authors

  • Joseph E. Shaw,

    1. Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Paul N. Stavrinou,

    1. Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Thomas D. Anthopoulos

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
    • Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK.
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Abstract

Thermal scanning lithography is used to pattern semiconducting nanoribbon-like pentacene structures with ultrahigh spatial resolution onto arbitrary substrates in air. The method allows control of the pentacene crystal growth direction and domain-size distribution. By combining these quasi-one-dimensional nanoribbon-like structures with conductive electrodes and a suitable gate dielectric, functional p-channel transistors are demonstrated.

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