A Water-Gate Organic Field-Effect Transistor (pages 2565–2569)
Loig Kergoat, Lars Herlogsson, Daniele Braga, Benoit Piro, Minh-Chau Pham, Xavier Crispin, Magnus Berggren and Gilles Horowitz
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200904163
High-dielectric-constant insulators, organic monolayers, and electrolytes have been successfully used to generate organic field-effect transistors operating at low voltages. Here, we report on a device gated with pure water. By replacing the gate dielectric by a simple water droplet, we produce a transistor that entirely operates in the field-effect mode of operation at voltages lower than 1 V. This result creates opportunities for sensor applications using water-gated devices as transducing medium.