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Printed electrochemical devices using conducting polymers as active materials on flexible substrates
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology.
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the IEEE, ISSN 0018-9219, Vol. 93, no 7, 1339-1347 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reports some of our initial works in pursuit of a simple and low-cost method of fabricating all-organic electrochemical diodes, triodes, and transistors on flexible plastic or paper substrates. Conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS), utilized as an active component, is deposited by spin-coating or printing techniques. The devices are directly fabricated from design without the need for masks, patterns, or dies. The output characteristics of both half-wave and full-wave rectifier circuits from two-terminal diodes show stable performances at frequencies below 5 Hz. In three-terminal tunable triodes, threshold voltage can be tuned in the range between 0.25 and 1.6 V In Jour-terminal transistors, ambipolar operation function can be realized in one single device. I-ON/I-OFF current ratios of 10(3)-10(4) have been achieved in the triode and transistor at operating voltages below 3 V In addition, the device applications in electrochromic displays, logical circuits, as well as the switching speed of the circuits and device stability, are discussed.

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2005. Vol. 93, no 7, 1339-1347 p.
Keyword [en]
ambipolar transistor, conducting polymer, electrochemical transistor, electrochemistry, electrolyte, flexible electronics, poly(3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), printed electronics, Schottky diode, tunable device
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46093DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2005.851532OAI: diva2:266989
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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