Probing stress effects in single crystal organic transistors by scanning Kelvin probe microscopy

Lucile C. Teague, Oana D. Jurchescu, Curt A. Richter, Sankar Subramanian, John E. Anthony, Thomas N. Jackson, David J. Gundlach, James G. Kushmerick

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We report scanning Kelvin probe microscopy (SKPM) of single crystal difluoro bis(triethylsilylethynyl) anthradithiophene (diF-TESADT) organic transistors. SKPM provides a direct measurement of the intrinsic charge transport in the crystals independent of contact effects and reveals that degradation of device performance occurs over a time period of minutes as the diF-TESADT crystal becomes charged.

Original languageEnglish
Article number203305
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 17 2010

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L.C.T. gratefully acknowledges financial support under the SRNL LDRD program. This document was prepared in conjunction with work accomplished under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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