Temperature dependent charge transport in organic field-effect transistors with the variation of both carrier concentration and electric field

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Abbas M., Pivrikas A., Arici E., TEKİN N., Ullah M., Sitter H., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.46, no.49, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


We present experimental evidence of combined effects of temperature, carrier concentration, electric field as well as disorder on charge transport in an organic field-effect transistor (OFET). Transfer characteristics of an OFET based on sexithiophene active layer were measured from 80 to 300 K. Thermally activated carrier mobility followed Arrhenius law with two activation energies. Carrier density variation led to finite extrapolated Meyer-Neldel (MN) temperature (780 K) at low fields. Negative electric field-dependent mobility was observed in available field range. MN temperature shifted towards higher temperature when the electric field increased, and did not retain its finite character above the field of 4 x 10(3) Vcm(-1).