High-performance zinc oxide (ZnO) bottom-gate (BG) thin-film transistors (TFTs) with a single vertical grain boundary in the channel have been successfully fabricated by a novel low-temperature (i.e., 85 °C) hydrothermal method. The ZnO active channel was laterally grown with an aluminum-doped ZnO seed layer underneath the Ti/Pt film. Consequently, such BG-TFTs (W/L = 250 μm/10 μm) demonstrated the high field-effect mobility of 9.07 cm2/V ċ s, low threshold voltage of 2.25 V, high on/off-current ratio above 106, superior current drivability, indistinct hysteresis phenomenon, and small standard deviations among devices, attributed to the high-quality ZnO channel with the single grain boundary.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering