High-performance solution-processed organic thin-film transistors based on a soluble DNTT derivative

Masanori Sawamoto, Hiroyoshi Sugino, Masahiro Nakano, Kazuo Takimiya

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We here report optimization of thin-film fabrication of 2-(4-ethyloctyl)dinaphtho[2,3-b:2′,3′-f]thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (2-EO-DNTT), a soluble DNTT derivative, by spin-coating. The key to fabricate suitable thin films for high-performance TFTs is to control the nucleation and crystallites growth on the substrate during spin-coating; dropwise addition of the solution onto the spinning substrates enabled reproducible fabrication of such thin films, not only on the conventional Si/SiO2 substrate but also glass substrates with the gate dielectric consisting of AlOx/phosphonic acid self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). As a result, the present method realized fabrication of solution-processed TFTs with high mobility (>1.0 cm2 V−1 s−1), good environmental, operational, and thermal stability, and low-voltage operation (<3.0 V), all of which are mostly comparable to those of the vapor-processed parent DNTT-TFTs. These results clearly indicate that 2-EO-DNTT is the solution-processable alternative of DNTT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-76
Number of pages9
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1


  • Low voltage operation
  • Organic thin-film transistors
  • Solution process
  • Stable transistors


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