Compact model for sub-threshold operation in polymer semiconductor thin film transistors


Event Electronic Materials Conference, Journal of Applied Physics


Sambandan, Sanjiv
Rene Kist
Lujan, Rene A.
Tse Nga Ng
Ana Claudia Arias
Street, Robert A.
Technical Publications
June 24th 2009
We present a compact model for polymer thin lm transistors (TFTs) operating in forward sub-threshold region. Due to the threshold voltage shift in these devices, the bias point of a device operating for a suciently long time moves towards the subthreshold region. Therefore modeling subthreshold operation in polymer semiconductor based TFTs is important. We particularly ad- dress two areas where polymer TFTs are dierent from other disordered materials like amorphous silicon. Firstly, the shape of the density of deep states cannot be assumed to be purely exponen- tial. Such an assumption does not provide ne modeling of the subthreshold slope. Secondly, for subthreshold operation particularly under high drain-source bias, we need to include Poole-Frenkel type transport mechanisms such as variable range hopping and space charge limited current. This paper includes these features and develops a compact closed form model.


Sambandan, S.; Kist, R.; Lujan, R. A.; Ng, T.; Arias, A. C.; Street, R. A. Compact model for sub-threshold operation in polymer semiconductor thin film transistors. Electronic Materials Conference (EMC 2009); 2009 June 24-26; University Park, PA.

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