Improved ohmic contacts on pentacene based on Au with ultraviolet irradiation treatment

Yow Jon Lin, Jian An Chu, Yu Chao Su, Ching Ting Lee, Hsing Cheng Chang

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The effect of ultraviolet irradiation treatment on a reduction in contact resistivity at the pentacene/Au interfaces was investigated using current-voltage and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in this study. The contact resistivity was drastically decreased from 2.2 × 107 to 9.5 × 102 Ω cm2 by the treatment. We suggested that the lower contact resistivity of the pentacene/Au sample with ultraviolet irradiation treatment than the pentacene/Au sample without ultraviolet irradiation treatment may be attributed to the heightened conductivity of pentacene near the pentacene/Au interface resulting from the incorporation of oxygen (from the Au surfaces with ultraviolet irradiation treatment) in pentacene near the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2707-2709
Number of pages3
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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